For Day 4 of our 12 Cheers of Christmas, we head to Boulder where a little bit of NYC has come to town.

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12 Cheers of Christmas
Sa-mokin’! Enjoy Emmerson’s Leonardo’s Smoke.

Emmerson,  the newly-opened restaurant on Pearl Street has two New York City transplants helming the kitchen and cocktail curator Nancy Kwon  behind the bar. For the holidays, the award-winning Kwon offers up the Leonardo’s Smoke, a cocktail that’s a vintage throwback with a modern feel. We’re fans of smoked cocktails so this one really appealed to us. Made with 114 Old Grand-Dad Bourbon, and Amaro Sfumato Rabarbaro, there are also hints of Cocchi di Torino Vermouth along with Benedictine, bitters, and a house-made Demerara syrup.  The cocktail is served with dramatic flair:  smoke from a cold-smoke gun is blown over the finished cocktail under a cloche and when the cloche is removed at the table, guests are treated to the sudden aroma and smoke of the cocktail. 

 

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