the Smoking Gun™ Pro
“Smoking in the Sidecar”
The Breville | PolyScience Smoking Gun Pro is an incredible tool for adding a unique twist to classic preparations. Subtle amounts of smoke have the ability completely transform common ingredients into a brand new taste experience. By shaking this iteration of a Sidecar, we incorporate air and smoke into the drink.
2 oz / 53.5g Cognac
.75 oz 23.5g Cointreau
.75 oz / 21g Lemon Juice, Strained
.25 oz / 10g Simple Syrup
Black peppercorns, cracked
Robert Vermeire, Cocktails: How To Mix Them, 1922
*Special equipment needed - Cocktail shaker and strainer, Breville | PolyScience Smoking Gun Pro
• For the smoked sugar, fill the smoking chamber of a Smoking Gun Pro with cherrywood smoking chips. Place the sugar in container with a tight-fitting lid. Light the wood chips and fill the container with a dense smoke. Allow the sugar to rest in the smoke for at least 10 minutes. Reserve the sugar until ready to use.
• Chill a coupette glass, rimmed with the smoked sugar.
• In the tin of a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the Cognac, Cointreau, Lemon juice, and simple syrup. Fill the smoking chamber of the Smoking Gun Pro with a mixture of cherrywood smoking chips and cracked black pepper. Light the mixture and fill the cocktail shaker with a light smoke. Shake the cocktail until it is properly chilled. Pour the cocktail through a fine strainer into the coupette. Serve.