If you want to impress someone with your skills at cocktail karate look no further. This is one of the most advanced and impressive moves a mixologist can have in their arsenal. Now it does take a bit of planning but let me assure you, its worth it. This video does a great job of breaking down steps in how to create the Smoke bomb, but if you want to follow along here is what you will need.
- Aluminum Foil
- Wood Chips
- Tooth Pick
- Ice Ball Mold
How to Make A Cocktail Smoke Bomb
Now that you have gathered the equipment there is one thing you still need, SOMETHING TO DRINK. If you don’t have at least a few things sitting around im already disappointed in you. However, for those of us who keep a stocked bar, my recommendation is a Dark & Stormy Not only is the name fitting but its quite tasty too. Now with that all settled let’s move on to the first step.
1. Making the Ice Shell
Start by filling your ice ball mold with water. Freeze it for 3 – 3.5 hours. This will leave a frozen thin outer shell but liquid center. Use a screwdriver the size of your funnel to puncture a hole in the mold and pour out the inside (I told you this will take some planning).
2. Adding the Smoke
This is not too hard but it does involve fire. Lay out the foil and light a wood chip on fire. Make sure it is really smoking. Lay it on the foil and place the funnel on top of it with the spout facing up. Put the ice mold over the funnel (skip to 2:25 in the video) and fill with smoke. Quickly cover the hole in the ice with the cherry.
Now place in your cocktail of choice and serve. Brake the ice open with the hammer and enjoy!
Let us know what you thought of the idea and were you had trouble. As always thank you www.cocktailchemistrylab.com for the video.