For the holidays this month, we're going to show you four simple recipes that will add a ton of flavour to your table! There's several recipes so we're going to have to break this one down in parts.
Part 3: Smoked Cherry Bourbon Smash Cocktail and Smoked Blackberry Streusel for Dessert (you're here!)
Drink: Smoked Cherry Bourbon Smash Cocktail
Get ready to be introduced to your new favourite Christmas cocktail (also works great for birthdays... and Mondays)
- 30 Frozen or Fresh Cherries (Pitted)
- 4 Tbsp. Bourbon
- 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
- Bitters (to taste)
- Lime for Wedges
STEP 1: Set your smoker to 425°F.
STEP 2: While the smoker is heating up, put the cherries, bourbon, and brown sugar in a large bowl and toss them.
STEP 3: Place the mixture into a cast iron pan, or any barbecue-safe pan, and roast for 10 minutes (or until the cherries have darkened in colour and have softened).
STEP 4: Remove that aroma-filled pan of deliciousness off the grill and allow it to cool completely.
STEP 5: Muddle a few of the smoked cherries with the bitters and a lime wedge.
STEP 6: Add your ice, bourbon, and cola.
STEP 7: Garnish it with a lime wedge and enjoy!
Dessert: Smoked Blackberry Streusel
Alright, so you've had your drink. It goes without saying, you'll need a smoked dessert too.
- 24 oz. Blackberries
- 1 Lemon (for zest and juice)
- 2 Tbsp. Bourbon
- 2 Tsp. allspice
- 1/4 Cup of White Sugar
- 1 Cup of Flour
- 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup of Softened Butter (plus extra to grease your pan)
- 3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- Pinch of Salt
STEP 1: Set your smoker to 375°F.
STEP 2: In a large bowl, combine frozen berries, lemon zest, lemon juice, bourbon, allspice, and sugar, and start stirrin'!
STEP 3: To make the streusel, mix in butter and brown sugar with your hand or mixer and make sure it’s well combined and fluffy. Don't forget to wear your gloves!
STEP 4: Add flour, salt and cinnamon and mix again until just combined. Mixture should be crumbly.
STEP 5: Use remaining butter to grease a 10-12″ skillet or baking dish.
STEP 6: Pour the blackberry mixture into the pan then scatter the streusel on top.
STEP 7: Place the pan into the grill, and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the streusel has browned slightly.
Recipe written by barbecue enthusiast and competitor Andrew Plaza. Follow him on Instagram for more barbecue goodness by clicking here.