"Bond's Smoking PP7 | Crafted Pour"

"Growing up, I loved the 007 movies. The over the top fight scenes, the gadgets, and the quips from Bond were fantastic. When I got older and started exploring cocktails one of the first things I attempted was a Martini just how Bond would order it. To my dismay, I hated it and the experience took me years to get over till I stumbled upon the recipe for the Vesper (One of Bond’s early loves). When Bitter Truth sent over their Bitters Traveler’s Set containing the Jerry Thomas Bitters, I jumped at the opportunity to merge one of the great cocktail authors with one of my favorite characters; as Bond is an avid cocktail sipper I’m assuming Jerry would approve this mash-up. Let’s address the elephant in the room - this Vesper Martini riff ditches the Vodka in favor of a lightly peated scotch. Bond is a Scotsman and the level peat in this whiskey is approachable for noice scotch drinkers but still recognizable for the regulars. Continuing with the original Vesper recipe, we’re keeping the gin but using a bourbon barrel aged gin to bring some subtle vanilla notes reminiscent of the tropical locals Bond frequented on his missions. The Lillet helps pick up the botanicals from the gin that could easily get lost under the dominant flavors of the scotch, but it also contributes a sweet honey characteristic to the drink and helps the two base spirits coexist. Lastly the Jerry Thomas Bitters act as the all important seasoning for the cocktail. Just like bread baked with no salt in the dough, a cocktail without bitters is just flat. Bitter Truth describes the Jerry Thomas Bitters as a fruit forward bitter with citrus and dried fruit combined with clove, angostura bark and cinnamon. All these notes remind me of the unique scent of pipe tobacco, and help anchor this drink into a dimly lit lounge, complete with high backed leather chairs, a burning fire and a cigar that would make Winston Churchill envious. 007 may have a license to kill, but serve him one of these and you can die another day. P.S - Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, George Lazenby in that order without question. ", "undefined", "Bond's Smoking PP7",

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Bond's Smoking PP7 By , May 8, 2009 Growing up, I loved the 007 movies. The over the top fight scenes, the gadgets, and the quips from Bond were fantastic. When I got older and started exploring cocktails one of the first things I attempted was a Martini just how Bond would order it. To my dismay, I hated it and the experience took me years to get over till I stumbled upon the recipe for the Vesper (One of Bond’s early loves). When Bitter Truth sent over their Bitters Traveler’s Set containing the Jerry Thomas Bitters, I jumped at the opportunity to merge one of the great cocktail authors with one of my favorite characters; as Bond is an avid cocktail sipper I’m assuming Jerry would approve this mash-up. Let’s address the elephant in the room - this Vesper Martini riff ditches the Vodka in favor of a lightly peated scotch. Bond is a Scotsman and the level peat in this whiskey is approachable for noice scotch drinkers but still recognizable for the regulars. Continuing with the original Vesper recipe, we’re keeping the gin but using a bourbon barrel aged gin to bring some subtle vanilla notes reminiscent of the tropical locals Bond frequented on his missions. The Lillet helps pick up the botanicals from the gin that could easily get lost under the dominant flavors of the scotch, but it also contributes a sweet honey characteristic to the drink and helps the two base spirits coexist. Lastly the Jerry Thomas Bitters act as the all important seasoning for the cocktail. Just like bread baked with no salt in the dough, a cocktail without bitters is just flat. Bitter Truth describes the Jerry Thomas Bitters as a fruit forward bitter with citrus and dried fruit combined with clove, angostura bark and cinnamon. All these notes remind me of the unique scent of pipe tobacco, and help anchor this drink into a dimly lit lounge, complete with high backed leather chairs, a burning fire and a cigar that would make Winston Churchill envious. 007 may have a license to kill, but serve him one of these and you can die another day.  P.S - Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, George Lazenby in that order without question.  Growing up, I loved the 007 movies. The over the top fight scenes, the gadgets, and the quips from Bond were fantastic. When I got older and started exploring cocktails one of the first things I attempted was a Martini just how Bond would order it. To my dismay, I hated it and the experience took me years to get over till I stumbled upon the recipe for the Vesper (One of Bond’s early loves). When Bitter Truth sent over their Bitters Traveler’s Set containing the Jerry Thomas Bitters, I jumped at the opportunity to merge one of the great cocktail authors with one of my favorite characters; as Bond is an avid cocktail sipper I’m assuming Jerry would approve this mash-up. Let’s address the elephant in the room - this Vesper Martini riff ditches the Vodka in favor of a lightly peated scotch. Bond is a Scotsman and the level peat in this whiskey is approachable for noice scotch drinkers but still recognizable for the regulars. Continuing with the original Vesper recipe, we’re keeping the gin but using a bourbon barrel aged gin to bring some subtle vanilla notes reminiscent of the tropical locals Bond frequented on his missions. The Lillet helps pick up the botanicals from the gin that could easily get lost under the dominant flavors of the scotch, but it also contributes a sweet honey characteristic to the drink and helps the two base spirits coexist. Lastly the Jerry Thomas Bitters act as the all important seasoning for the cocktail. Just like bread baked with no salt in the dough, a cocktail without bitters is just flat. Bitter Truth describes the Jerry Thomas Bitters as a fruit forward bitter with citrus and dried fruit combined with clove, angostura bark and cinnamon. All these notes remind me of the unique scent of pipe tobacco, and help anchor this drink into a dimly lit lounge, complete with high backed leather chairs, a burning fire and a cigar that would make Winston Churchill envious. 007 may have a license to kill, but serve him one of these and you can die another day. P.S - Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, George Lazenby in that order without question. Ingredients: - Peated Scotch - Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin Instructions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a well chilled coup. Refreshing,Spirit Forward,Themed,Boozy,Easy to Make,Shaken,Smoke