Best Smoked Cocktails to Make at Home

Top 10 Best Smoked Cocktails to Make at Home

When it comes to making the best smoked cocktails at home there are a few options. What way you choose to do it will come down to budget and preference, but there should be something here for everyone.

Best Smoked Cocktails to Make at Home
Best Smoked Cocktails to Make at Home

Smoked Cocktails Using Liquid Smoke

You can infuse that delicious smoky taste into your cocktails by using a couple of drops of liquid smoke, which is particularly efficient because you avoid any ash from smoking. You can also choose which wood smoke you prefer – e.g.whether it’s hickory, apple or cherry etc. to customise the smoke flavour profile for the cocktail you want to smoke.

Making Smoked Cocktails with a Cocktail Smoker Kit

You can also buy a Cocktail Smoker Kit which is fairly inexpensive, fun and easy to use.

Smoking Cocktails by Smoking the Glass

By far, the cheapest and easy approach is to smoke the cocktail glass itself using a lighted cinnamon stick or a wood pellet if you have one.

We have a video showing exactly how to do it here if you would like. It also shows you how to make an orange twist!

Easy Maple Smoked Old Fashioned Cocktail

Smoking Ice for Making Smoked Cocktails

Another option is to smoke ice in your BBQ Smoker and then refreeze it.

Smoking Ice for Smoked Cocktails

Add a Smoking Rosemary Stick to the Glass

Another great way to add smoke taste to any cocktail is to set a fresh rosemary sprig alight and place it in your cocktail glass. Adding it in at the end after making your cocktail is particularly attention grabbing and theatrical.

Top 10 Best Smoked Cocktails to Make at Home

  1. Smoked Old Fashioned – This classic cocktail gets a smoky twist with the addition of a few drops of liquid smoke or smoking a cinnamon stick under a cocktail glass, if you like. Simply mix together your favorite whiskey, bitters, and a splash of water, then add a few drops of liquid smoke to taste. Serve over ice and garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.
  2. Smoked Margarita – Add a touch of smokiness to your margarita by rimming the glass with smoked sea salt and using a smoky Tequila (Mescal). Mix together tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice, then add a few drops of liquid smoke to taste. Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of lime.
  3. Smoked Manhattan – This smoky version of the classic Manhattan cocktail is made by mixing together whiskey, vermouth, and bitters, then adding a few drops of liquid smoke. Serve over ice and garnish with a cherry. Again you can alternatively smoke the cocktail glass first with a burning wood pellet or cinnamon stick.
  4. Smoked Sazerac – This classic New Orleans cocktail gets a smoky twist with the addition of liquid smoke. Mix together whiskey, bitters, absinthe, and a splash of water, then add a few drops of liquid smoke to taste. Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon twist.
  5. Smoked Bloody Mary – Add a touch of smokiness to your Bloody Mary by using smoked tomato juice and a smoky hot sauce. Mix together tomato juice, vodka, hot sauce, and a variety of spices, then add a few drops of liquid smoke to taste. Serve over ice and garnish with a celery stalk and a lemon twist.
  6. Smoked Gin and Tonic – This refreshing cocktail gets a smoky twist with the addition of a few drops of liquid smoke. Simply mix together gin and tonic water, then add a few drops of liquid smoke to taste. Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of lime.
  7. Smoked Whiskey Sour – Add a touch of smokiness to this classic cocktail by using a smoky whiskey and adding a few drops of liquid smoke. Mix together whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and an egg white, then add a few drops of liquid smoke to taste. Serve over ice and garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.
  8. Smoked Moscow Mule – This refreshing cocktail gets a smoky twist with the addition of a few drops of liquid smoke. Mix together vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, then add a few drops of liquid smoke to taste. Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of lime.
  9. Smoked Paloma – This refreshing Mexican cocktail gets a smoky twist with the addition of a few drops of liquid smoke. Mix together tequila, grapefruit juice, and a splash of club soda, then add a few drops of liquid smoke to taste. Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
  10. Smoked Pina Colada – This tropical cocktail gets a smoky twist with the addition of a few drops of liquid smoke. Mix together rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream, then add a few drops of liquid smoke to taste. Serve over ice and garnish with a cherry and a slice of pineapple.

For another great article on smoking cocktails at home try this one.

Smoked Cocktail Ideas and Recipes

Please enjoy trying out these smoky cocktails at home! Let us know if you have any questions or comments.

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