Fairfield, CT (September 19, 2022) – As summer gives way to the distinct flavors and cooler temperatures of fall, SMOKE LAB VODKA is serving a menu of delicious and inviting cocktails created by SMOKE LAB National Mixologist and Industry expert @paulalukas27. Each inspired cocktail, named for rock and roll classics, celebrates the distinct qualities of the distiller’s award-winning SMOKE LAB CLASSIC Vodka and is perfect for enjoying wherever the season takes you.
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1.5 oz Smoke Lab Classic Vodka
.75 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz Lemon juice
1 Tbsp pomegranate seeds – save 1/2 Tbsp for garnish
1 slice lemon – garnish
Combine liquid ingredients and half Tbsp pomegranate seeds in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a large rocks or stemless wine glass. Garnish with half Tbsp pomegranate seeds and a slice of lemon.
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1.25 oz Smoke Lab Aniseed Vodka
.5 oz Marie Brizard Pear William
1.5 oz apricot juice
3 dashes of Regan’s orange bitters
6 sage leaves – 3 for garnish
1 pear slice – garnish
Muddle three sage leaves in a shaker. Add liquid ingredients. Shake and strain into a coupe. Garnish with 3 slapped leaves of sage and a slice of pear
1.5 oz Smoke Lab Classic Vodka
1 oz Sandeman Fine Tawny Port
.5 oz lemon juice
2 oz apple cider
.25 tsp cinnamon sugar mixture – garnish
1 apple slice – garnish
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a large rocks glass. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on top and garnish with an apple slice.
SMOKE LAB VODKA is a world-class vodka with a highly innovative mindset, a craft-oriented approach, and a modern perspective that can take on any other ultra-premium brand in taste, quality, and story. It is crafted with pure Himalayan spring water and locally sourced superior-quality Basmati rice, selected for its distinctive crisp, pure flavor, and unique floral aromas. SMOKE LAB is India’s first homegrown luxury vodka quickly becoming a favorite among US consumers.
Mixologist Paula Lukas is a New York City hospitality industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. Known for her creative cocktails, Paula was recently named “one of the best bartending talents both in The USA and Globally” by the Bartender Spirits Awards. She has run several successful beverage programs, and curated cocktails at some of New York’s trendiest spots, and her cocktails have been featured in several popular consumer and trade print and digital publications. Asked why she named the cocktails after classic songs, Lukas commented, “I name many of my cocktails after songs because I love music. Customers often start singing the song when their drink arrives!”
SMOKE LAB VODKA retails for the suggested price of $20/750ml.
For more SMOKE LAB Classic and SMOKE LAB Aniseed Vodka cocktail recipes, visit smokelabofficial.com/cocktails
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About SMOKE LAB
SMOKE LAB, established in 2020 by Varun Jain and headquartered in New Delhi, India, is where eccentric and innovative minds come together to create the premium experience of SMOKE. SMOKE LAB includes products of the SMOKE brand, namely, SMOKE Vodka, SMOKE Wear, SMOKE Water, and SMOKE Sanitizer. The NV Group owns SMOKE LAB.