holy hand grenade
from Stacey Roy, aka The Nerdy Bartender
Inspired by the famous Monty Python weapon, Stacey makes her most dangerous cocktail yet.
•1 tbsp fig jam
•½ cup white sugar
•½ cup brown sugar
•½ lb cherries
•ice sphere mold
HOW TO MAKE IT
Pour water into your sphere mold; pop it into the freezer for about 1½ hours, then flip it and freeze for another 1½ hours.
Simmer the syrup ingredients (lemon, sugars, cinnamon, and vanilla). Then strain the cooled simple syrup over pitted cherries, pour in the brandy, and seal.
Carefully poke a hole into the top of the sphere, extract the water and pop back into the freezer until ready to use.
In stirring glass, add a bar spoon full of fig jam, a bar spoon of hot water , add bitters and bourbon.
Cut a cross shaped orange garnish, and attach to a toothpick with your brandied cherry. Then lay a slice of orange at the bottom of the glass to stabilize your ice grenade.
- Fill ice grenade with cherrywood smoke, and set into glass with garnish. Add ice to cocktail ingredients and stir, then strain over grenade.
- Pull the pin and enjoy!