Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Drinks and Cocktails

Dragon’s Breath Cocktail

Here’s a cocktail that smokes—literally—thanks to an inverted brandy snifter filled with mesquite smoke. It comes from a Moldovan bartender named Aleks Karavay who I met in Scottsdale, Arizona. The […]

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Mezcalini

Cross a margarita with a mojito and you get a Mezcalini. Add smoke and you achieve nirvana, not to mention notoriety—especially if you brandish the handheld smoker in front of […]

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Sangria for Grown-ups

Nothing says party time like a pitcher of sangria. And few guys make it better than chef-owner Christian Thornton and sommelier John Clift at the restaurant Atria in my summer […]

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Agua de Sandia

Excerpted from One Good Dish by David Tanis (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2013. Photographs by Gentl & Hyers.

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Smoky Mary

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke, to paraphrase the old saying, and the Raichlen twist on the traditional Bloody Mary burns it up with fresh horseradish and Sriracha (Thai hot sauce). […]

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Smoky Martini

This martini is fortified with liquid smoke, which makes it perfect for a barbecue.

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Dragon’s Breath

For months, I’ve been hearing about a smoking cocktail (literally) named the Dragon’s Breath. So my first stop on a recent trip to Scottsdale was the restaurant Renegade, where a […]

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