My name is Wade Hammond of cookplateshoot.com and I've been a bartender in So Cal for 14 years. When Eating Around So Cal asked me to provide a recipe using a new flavored vodka, I happily accepted. Little did I know, I would soon be receiving a bottle of Ivanabitch Menthol Tobacco Vodka. Surprised at this unusual combo, I began experimenting for several nights at the bar. What I ended up with is the Smokin' Mojito. This cocktail emphasizes the vodka's flavor profile and is quite delicious, refreshing and smokey. Here's how you can make one:
10 fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon of super fine sugar
1/2 lime (juice)
1.5 ounces Ivanabitch Menthol Tobacco Vodka
.5 ounce of Laphroaig or other Islay Scotch
To create a Smokin' Mojito, add mint, sugar, and vodka to a tall study glass. Muddle until sugar is dissolved. Add Scotch, Ice and top with soda water. Stir and top with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy!