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The Drink: Fine & Rare's Smoking Rye Old Fashioned

Fine & Rare

Winter is coming, and nothing warms us up quite like a tasty cocktail. One of our favorite places to get a delicious fall drink is Fine & Rare, where the ambiance is as warm as the libations. You can't go wrong with their Smoking Rye Old Fashioned, a unique seasonal touch on the classic cocktail.

"This cocktail is a fantastic way to infuse the aroma of fire on a cold winters night with one of the most warming drinks around," says Joseph Bennett, bar manager of Fine & Rare. "The smoke dances and sticks to the glass as you uncover it creating a cocktail experience for all the senses."

Capture the ambiance of Fine & Rare at home with your own version of the new fall classic.

Ingredients:
2 oz. Knob Creek Rye
4 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 Demerara sugar cube

Directions:
Gently muddle the sugar cube with the ingredients and stir.
Strain into a wine glass with a giant ice cube or sphere.
Garnish with an orange twist.
Cover the wine glass with a piece of wood, a book, whatever you have lying around and use a wood smoker gun to fill the wine glass with smoke. Take the hose from the smoker out and let the drink sit covered for about 30 seconds.
Uncover the drink and enjoy.

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