Mint & Basil Lime Cocktail Recipe

Mint & Basil Lime Cocktail with Smoked Ice Recipe

This recipe calls for Bold BBQ Smoke Ems™ by Bear Mountain BBQ, a product featured in our May 2022 “Smoke & Spice” box., but you can substitute any wood chips you have handy. We really like Smoke Ems™ because they’re extremely convenient, providing 45 minutes of true barbecue smoke flavor in every packet…and on any type of grill.

Video: How to Use BBQ Smoke Ems™ Wood Chip Packets from Bear Mountain BBQ

About Bold BBQ Smoke Ems™ by Bear Mountain BBQ

Adding up to 45 minutes of natural hardwood smoke, Bold BBQ Smoke Ems™ by Bear Mountain BBQ are small but mighty packets that ideal for life on the go.

Use Smoke ‘Ems on your backyard gas grill, or while camping and tailgating, to add the perfect touch of 100% wood smoke to those delicious meals on the grill. Use with all outdoor gas, charcoal or electric grills.

Don’t have any Smoke Ems left? Use promo code GRILLMASTER to save 20% at BearMountainBBQ.com, or substitute with whatever wood chips you have handy.

Mint Basil Lime Cocktail Recipe

Mint & Basil Lime Cocktail with Smoked Ice feat. Bold BBQ Smoke Ems™ by Bear Mountain BBQ

Ever had a cocktail with SMOKED ICE?! Probably not, but it's time to kick up the flavor and cool down with this Smoked Mint & Basil Lime Cocktail using Bold BBQ Smoke Ems™ by Bear Mountain BBQ.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Freeze Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 45 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail

Equipment

  • Smoker
  • Ice Tray

Ingredients
  

  • 1 packet Bold BBQ Smoke Ems™ by Bear Mountain BBQ (featured box item)
  • 2 oz Mezcal
  • 3-4 Limes
  • ½ oz Agave Nectar
  • 8 oz Water (1 cup)
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Mint

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your grill and place Bold BBQ Smoke Ems™ directly over heat for 10-15 minutes to allow the packet to ignite and begin releasing real wood smoke.
  • Ensure your grill temperature is below the boiling point of water (212 °F), otherwise you won't have anything left when you return!
    Then, place 1 cup of water inside your grill (in a baking sheet or pan that's safe for the grill) and keep closed for at least 30 minutes.
  • After 30 mins, remove cup of smoked water and pour into an ice tray. Place the ice tray into your freezer for 3-4 hours, or until frozen (obviously).
  • Once your smoked ice is ready, begin assembling the cocktail by juicing 3 limes and cutting up one more for muddling/garnish.
  • Place 8-10 fresh basil leaves and 6-8 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add your lime wedges and 2 ounces of Mezcal or Tequila. Muddle well (muddling is crushing fruit, sugar and herbs to draw out flavors and help them mix with alcohol).
    Pro Tip: Before adding to your glass or cocktail shaker, place the basil and mint leaves in the palm of one hand and slap them with the other hand. This will wake the herbs up and release their aromas, making more an even flavorful experience.
  • Add a half ounce of agave nectar, smoked ice cubes and lime juice.
  • Shake vigorously and pour contents into serving glass. Add basil leaves and lime wheels for garnish.
  • Repeat to make a cocktail for a friend, propose a toast and bottoms up!

Video

Notes

Many thanks to Bear Mountain BBQ for this incredibly refreshing cocktail recipe!
Bear Mountain Smoke 'Ems Bold BBQ Wood Chips
Grill Masters Club - Featured Product Badge
May 2022: Smoke & Spice
Keyword cocktail, featured box item, wood chips

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