Tobacco Infused Bourbon - The Havana Cocktail
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A cigar and bourbon is old school. Enjoy that combination minus the smoke. Tobacco infused bourbon makes a delicious cocktail called The Havana.
Recipe type: Cocktail
Cuisine: Canadian
Serves: 1
  • Tobacco Infused Bourbon:
  • 1 Cup (.24l) Bourbon
  • 3 1″ (2.54cm) Pieces Cut from a Good Quality Cigar
  • Cocktail:
  • 2 Ounces (59ml) Infused Bourbon
  • ¾ Ounce (22ml) Frangelico
  • 12 Dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters
  • 9 Dashes Cherry Bitters
  • 3 Dashes Angosturo Bitters
  1. Tobacco Infused Bourbon:
  2. Add cigar pieces to a re-sealable glass container.
  3. Pour bourbon over the top of the cigar pieces.
  4. Stir the bourbon and tobacco to loosen up the leaves and continue to stir until all of the leaves are separated.
  5. Seal the container and set in a cool place for 6 hours.
  6. After 6 hours, strain the bourbon through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth.
  7. Cocktail:
  8. Add the bourbon and Frangelico to a large rocks glass.
  9. Add in the various bitters and stir to combine all ingredients.
  10. Carefully place the ice into the glass and serve.
Before lining the sieve with the cheesecloth, dampen it with water first (squeeze out the excess water first). By wetting the cheesecloth first, you’ll keep the cheesecloth from absorbing your bourbon. The pieces of tobacco are actually pieces of a single leaf/layer...not chunks of cigar. You will have enough tobacco infused bourbon to make 4 drinks.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at