Another beer cocktail from B Bar and Restaurant. Our gracious bartender, Devan van Eyck, whipped this one up for us first. It was a recipe from his Cocktail Lab cohort Tim. The idea behind this drink, the Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels was a drink made up of just booze. Soda? Ha! Juices? No way (ok maybe just a bit of lime). And so he went to work pouring for us. First the scotch went in. Balvenie DoubleWood 12 yr Scotch. That is two woods during maturation for extra woodiness. Then went in Pimm’s No. 1 Cup (gin based beverage). A bit of lime juice was added. I think we missed an alcohol in our notes but I could be wrong. A flamed orange was then expertly added. And finally to top it all off – Anchor Foam.
You might be thinking – um can that actually taste good? Yup – a resounding yes. Also – does the Anchor Foam actually bring anything to the drink. Again – yup – it does. It gives it a velvety mouth feel that was not there – plus the hops play off all that scotch wood, smoke, and malt. It is not a showcase for the beer – that is correct, but all the pieces fit nicely together. It is a drink that packs a punch but is very enjoyable on the way down. I would definitely order this again.
Pics of the drink making in action: