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It’s officially grilling season, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up grilled and smoked cocktails boasting tangy, sweet and savory flavor profiles (Weenie Martini, anyone?) courtesy of our friends at Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, the Kentucky bourbon that honors the men and women who raise the barrels, and Art in the Age, Philadelphia’s premiere cocktail bar, tasting room and home bar supply shop.

From charred pineapple to smoked s’mores to a hot dog-inspired martini (garnished with optional hot dog slice), there’s something for everyone gathered around the grill.



Photo: Smoked Pineapple Old Fashioned (Photo credit: Dom Episcopo)


  • 1.5 oz Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve 
  • 2 Barspoons Pineapple Simple Syrup**
  • 2 dash tiki bitters

Instructions: Light a bit of dehydrated pineapple on fire, cover with rocks glass to extinguish and capture smoke. Stir cocktail with ice, strain into glass, garnish and serve immediately.

**Pineapple Simple Syrup: 

  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Pineapple

Instructions: Heat and whisk until combined, low boil for 2 mins. Take off heat and allow the mixture to come to room temp

Glassware: Rocks

Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple slice / cocktail umbrella



Photo: Salty Smoked S’mores Boulevardier (Photo credit: Dom Episcopo)

Recipe courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Brown-Forman mixologist


  • 1.5 oz Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .5 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 3 Dash Chocolate bitters
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Instructions: Stir all ingredients with ice. Light a marshmallow on fire, cover with rocks glass to extinguish and capture smoke. Strain cocktail into glass, garnish and serve immediately.

Glassware: Rocks

Garnish: Rim side of glass with melted chocolate, before it hardens roll glass in powdered graham cracker. Garnish with speared smoked marshmallow.



Recipe courtesy of Jackie Nevin, Art in the Age Mixologist 

Photo: Weenie Martini (Photo credit: Quaker City Mercantile)


  • 2 oz. Potato Vodka 
  • .5 oz. Tomato-infused Dry Vermouth 
  • .5 oz. Pickle Brine 
  • 1 dash Celery Bitters 
  • Top with 5 drops Sesame Oil 

Instructions: Stir all but the oil until chilled, then pour into chilled coup. Garnish with sesame oil and skewer with sliced tomato, cornichon, and hot dog wheel. 

Glassware: Martini 

Garnish: Sesame oil + skewer with sliced tomato, cornichon, and hot dog wheel 



Since 1945 Brown‑Forman has been the only major distiller to own its own new barrel cooperage. Coopers’ Craft leverages our knowledge of barrels and expertise with fine woods to create bourbon that can range from light and gentle to robust and complex. Coopers’ Craft Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 41.1% Alc. by Vol., Produced and Bottled by Brown-Forman Beverages, Louisville, Kentucky © 2023.        

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The workshop and testing ground for Quaker City Mercantile, and the only place you can taste the company’s newest innovations. With a curated lineup of unique local spirits, Art in the Age is a one-stop-shop for the home bartender and industry professional. The shop stocks cocktail books and cookbooks, bar tools, mixers, bitters, glassware – and more. They host a myriad of events, including educational workshops, tastings, book releases, and mixology training. Art in the Age is also available for private events and custom cocktail curation. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Historical District, patrons can visit Art in the Age 12pm to 7pm Tuesday through Thursday, 12pm to 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays at 116 North 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106. Art in the Age wares can be shopped 24/7 online at

-Kira Cappello