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Cocktail Series – Trunk helps you make it wet

Showcasing Trunks finest Cocktails with recipes for you to make at home

Cocktail Series 1st Edition – Smoked & Roasted 


orangeChestnut sprinkled with sugar ready for roastingSmoked and roasted


Trunks Bartenders make it wet! In this series each week we will be revealing  Trunks most popular cocktails along with easy to follow recipes.

So when you’ve just swiped right and your new Bae is coming round for some Netflix and chill you will have the the perfect libation to start or finish the evening.



So lets kick it off with a sexy smoked cocktail to set the mood.

Trunks Smoked & Roasted Cocktail is a twist on the 1930’s classic ‘Blood & Sand’. We’ve exchanged the smokey whiskey component for a more subtle bourbon & re-introduced the smoke component using roasted candied chestnut.

The aroma lingers in the glass without compromising the delicate flavours of orange, cherry, bourbon & sweet vermouth. Strong yet delicate, Smoked & Roasted is versatile enough to be enjoyed both as an aperitif or the perfect digestif after a meal.


Here’s how you can make it in the comfort of your own home!



  • Stemless wine glass
  • Cocktail shaker and strainer
  • Shot measure
  • Brûlée torch
  • Muddler or rolling pin



  • 20ml Herring Cherry
  • 20ml Elijah Craig Bourbon or similar Bourbon
  • 20ml Antica Formula or Sweet Vermouth
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 1 chestnut
  • Ice
  • Pinch of raw sugar



Cut one chestnut in half, sprinkle with sugar & flame with a brûlée torch until smoking

Place your glass over the top to capture the smoke & aroma

Drop the other chestnut half in the bottom of a Boston shaker with the orange juice & muddle

Add the bourbon, vermouth & Herring Cherry, ice & shake

Double strain into your smokey glass & enjoy.



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