How To Make A Weston

You could say Benjamin Schiller is a “spirited” man. His job kind of requires him to be. As the Bartender/Chief Cocktail Guy at Boka, he’s constantly coming up with new drinks that reflect the season, but also, what is made available to him through the markets and his vast network of distributors. This week, Schiller is getting in touch with his inner dude, by combining three things you would normally associate with smoky parlors and backroom hobnobbing: bourbon, coffee and tobacco. He calls it a Weston, and even if you can’t find an atomizer to spray your tobacco mist (isn’t that the same as blowing smoke over the drink before serving?), you could always just belly up to the bar at Boka. I’m sure he’d be happy to make you one. Cheers.


The Weston by Benjamin Schiller, BOKA


2 oz. Weller 12 year old Bourbon

½ oz. Dark Matter coffee syrup (from Star Lounge in Ukrainian Village)

2 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

1-2 sprays of pipe tobacco mist


Combine bourbon, coffee syrup and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice. Stir. Strain over 1 large cube in a rocks glass. Aromatic garnish with Pipe Tobacco mist.



  1. Jim Varkalis

    March 9, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I love the Weston, so much I’ve tried to recreate this at home. The part I can’t seem to figure out is the pipe tobacco mist. Could you tell me how to make the mist?

    • Steve Dolinsky

      March 20, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Great question Jim. I personally do not know, but best bet to call over the The Sixth, on Lawrence Ave., and ask Benjamin.

  2. Bob

    May 25, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I’ve tried also but not quite right. Need more tobacco and only 2-3 ounces of rum. I used too much rum first time around

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