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Cocktail of the Week: European Tour

This cocktail has a smoky depth of flavor that is perfect for sipping on a cool evening while also having a refreshing brightness that makes this drink perfect for enjoying on a warm summer day.

If you're looking for a refreshing, flavorful cocktail that will transport you to Europe, look no further than the European Tour.


  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 1 oz. Scotch
  • 0.25 oz. Italicus
  • Apple smoking chips


  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass, top with ice and still until chilled.
  2. Strain drink into a cocktail glass.
  3. Place wood chips into dish, and light using a torch until chips start to smoke.
  4. Place drink and burning wood chips on glass cake platter, cover for 5 minutes, allowing the smoke to build and infuse the drink. Do not leave unattended.
  5. Uncover and enjoy!

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.