This ‘Smoky’ Drink from the Premiere of Kocktails with Khloé Will Give You Happy Hour Inspiration
Khloé Kardashian‘s latest endeavor has us anxiously awaiting cocktail time.
On Wednesday night’s premiere of her new talk show Kocktails with Khloé, the reality star brings on chef Sharone Hakman (a former contestant on Masterchef) to whip up a special, erm, kocktail.
In a sneak peek of the show (above), Hakman describes what he calls ‘Smoky Eyes,’ a bittersweet beverage that’s a made with mezcal, tequila, lime juice, and a homemade rosemary-infused simple syrup. He garnishes the drink with a grapefruit twist and “burnt” rosemary, which may be a little fancy for the at-home mixologist — but if you’re not scared of playing with fire, give it a shot.
Khloé’s younger sister Kendall Jenner (who pranks their other sister Kim in the same episode by faking a pregnancy) also makes an appearance in the clip, though the 20-year-old makes it clear she’s “not allowed” to try the cocktail — so Hakman promises to whip her up a special drink of her own.
Other guests on the show include Aisha Tyler, Kym Whitley, and former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville. Get Chef Hakman’s full recipe below so you can drink like a Kardashian while you watch the show, which airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FYI.
Chef Sharone’s “Smoky Eyes” Cocktail
1 cup grapefruit juice
1 cup mokugar
2 sprigs rosemary
¾ oz. mezcal
¾ oz. tequila
1 oz. lime juice
Dash of grapefruit bitters
Grapefruit twist and burnt rosemary, for garnish
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add juice, sugar, and rosemary and cook until reduced by half. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Pour all remaining ingredients along with ¾ oz. grapefruit syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice (reserve the rest of the syrup in the refrigerator for future use). Shake well and pour in glass over ice. Garnish with grapefruit twist and rosemary.
—Shay Spence, @chezspence