Colkegan’s Fire

The mesquite smoked malt of Santa Fe Spirits’ Colkegan single malt whiskey was a perfect finish to our "Up in Smoke" issue.Enjoy with a bit of water or try the cocktail below.
Servings: 1 person


  • 2 ounces Santa Fe Spirits’ Colkegan single malt whiskey
  • 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup recipe below
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3 –4 shakes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sprig rosemary for garnish


  • Soak top quarter of rosemary sprig upside down in 100 proof alcohol for five minutes.
  • Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a rocks glass. Put sprig of alcohol-soaked rosemary in cocktail and light on fire—the fire will go out quickly, but the smoking sprig will continue to enhance the aromas of the drink.

Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • To make the rosemary simple syrup, bring 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 3–5 washed rosemary sprigs to a boil. Boil for 1 minute until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes, then strain out or remove the rosemary sprigs. Keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

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