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Barmen use water for oak smoke flavour

London mixologists have started adding instant smokey flavours to cocktails using water.

Barman in London are adding an oaky flavour to cocktails using Halen Môn’s Oak Smoked Water

According to The Daily Mail, barman are beginning to accentuate the smokiness of Scotch or add an oaked character to vodka-based drinks using a product called Oak Smoked Water from Halen Môn.

In particular, London dim-sum chain of restaurants Ping Pong are using the smoked water in a new jalapeno cocktail, recorded the newspaper.

Halen Môn Oak Smoked Water is produced by the the Anglesey Sea Salt company using tap water which is then smoked in an oak smoker for four days.

Founder of the business Alison Lea-Wilson told The Daily Mail, “it’s completely natural… and tastes like a bonfire smells; it’s savoury and smokey.”

Aside from barmen, chefs are also using the smoked water to pep up dishes, with Heston Blumenthal reputedly one of Halen Môn’s customers.

A 150ml sachet of the Oak Smoked Water can be bought from Harvey Nichols or for £2.75.

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