Comancheria Recipe

Comancheria Recipe

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

This boozy yet balanced drink from Rickhouse in San Francisco has hints of tobacco, smoke, and apple.

Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whiskey is available at liquor stores and available online here and here.

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  • Yield:1
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • For Tobacco Tincture
  • 1 cup unaged corn whiskey
  • 4 ounces high quality pipe tobacco
  • For Cocktail
  • 1 ounce applejack
  • 1 ounce Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce Cynar
  • 2 dashes OId Fashioned Bitters (such as Fee Bros.)
  • 1 dash tobacco tincture
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. 1.

    Make Tobacco Tincture: Place moonshine and tobacco in a small bowl. Let rest 30 minutes.

  2. 2.

    Strain liquid to remove tobacco. Pour liquid through a cheesecloth and reserve. Note: Tobacco tincture will last for about 3 weeks.

  3. 3.

    Make Cocktail: Place applejack, whiskey, Cynar, bitters, and tincture in a cocktail shaker. Stir until well combined.

  4. 4.

    Place one large ice cube in a highball glass. Strain cocktail into glass and garnish with lemon twist.