7 Innovative Smoked Cocktails for the Adventurous Drinker

7 Innovative Smoked Cocktails for the Adventurous Drinker

Embark on a journey through the alluring world of smoked cocktails! Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or an eager home bartender, these 10 innovative smoked cocktail recipes are designed to elevate your drinking experience. Combining classic techniques and modern twists, each recipe harnesses the power of smoke to unlock a symphony of flavors. Let's dive into the art of smoked cocktails and discover how simple it can be to recreate these sophisticated drinks in the comfort of your home.


1) Smoked Maple Old Fashioned:

In this old-fashioned recipe, you'll get a classic with a slight maple syrup twist. More sweetness combined with bitterness creates explosive flavors in your mouth.

smoked old fashioned 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Orange Peel
  • Ice Cubes
  • Smoked Wood Chips (preferably oak or hickory)

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing glass, combine bourbon, maple syrup, and bitters.
  2. Stir with ice until well-chilled.
  3. Prepare your smoker kit with wood chips. Place the glass over the smoker, allowing the smoke to infuse the cocktail for about a minute.
  4. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
  5. Express the oil of an orange twist over the glass and garnish with the twist.

2) Cherrywood Smoked Manhattan:

This is part of the hall of fame of cocktail recipes. A great addition to the hall of whiskey cocktails that will impress you with amazing flavors. 

smoked manhattan

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Cherry for Garnish
  • Ice Cubes
  • Cherrywood Chips

Instructions:

  1. Combine rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters in a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir until well-chilled.
  3. Smoke the mixture using cherrywood chips for a distinct flavor.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, ensuring a smooth pour.
  5. Garnish with a cherry, ideally marinated in whiskey for an extra depth of flavor.

3) Hickory Smoked Negroni:

Another classic cocktail recipe and a must-have for your home bar essentials. The hickory smoked negroni will surprise you. 

smoked negroni

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • Orange Peel for Garnish
  • Ice Cubes
  • Hickory Wood Chips

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing glass, combine gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and stir until the mixture is well-chilled.
  3. Use your smoker kit with hickory chips to impart a robust, smoky flavor.
  4. Strain the cocktail into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a twist of orange peel to add a zesty aroma.

4) Applewood Smoked Whiskey Sour:

Another whiskey cocktail recipe, this smoked cocktail will prove well worthy of your time. 

smoked bourbon sour

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Egg White (optional for frothiness)
  • Ice Cubes
  • Applewood Chips

Instructions:

  1. In a shaker, combine whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white (if using).
  2. Shake vigorously without ice first (dry shake) to emulsify the egg white.
  3. Add ice and shake again until cold.
  4. Smoke the inside of your serving glass with applewood chips for a subtle, fruity aroma.
  5. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist or a slice of apple for a visually appealing finish.

5) Mesquite Smoked Margarita:

An innovative cocktail for your home cocktail experience. The smoked margarita mix is a refreshing beverage with a smoky flavor that will amaze you. 

smoked margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Agave Syrup
  • Salt for Rim
  • Ice Cubes
  • Mesquite Wood Chips

Instructions:

  1. Rim a rock glass with salt and set aside.
  2. In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup. Shake with ice until chilled.
  3. Prepare your smoker with mesquite chips, known for their bold, earthy aroma.
  4. Smoke the rimmed glass briefly, then strain the margarita into it.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge, adding a splash of color and freshness.

6) Oak-Smoked Bloody Mary:

A cocktail recipe that is innovative and will open a whole new world of flavors for you. 

smoked bloody mary

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 4 oz Tomato Juice
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • Worcestershire Sauce, to taste
  • Hot Sauce, to taste
  • Celery Salt and Pepper
  • Ice Cubes
  • Oak Wood Chips

Instructions:

  1. In a shaker, combine vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, celery salt, and pepper. Shake well.
  2. Smoke a highball glass using oak wood chips for a deep, rich flavor.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and strain the Bloody Mary mixture into it.
  4. Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, or pickled vegetables for a classic brunch touch.

7) Cedar Smoked Martini:

This is an Elegant Cocktail Recipe, perfect for anyone adventuring in Home Bartending. You'll leave anyone impressed with this drink. 

smoked martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Gin or Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
  • Olive or Lemon Twist for Garnish
  • Ice Cubes
  • Cedar Wood Chips

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing glass, combine gin or vodka with dry vermouth.
  2. Stir with ice until the mixture is cold and diluted to your preference.
  3. Using a butane torch and cedar wood chips, create a small bed of smoking chips on a fireproof surface. Gently ignite the chips until they start to smolder.
  4. Capture the smoke in a clean glass, inverting it over the smoldering chips for about 20 seconds.
  5. Turn the glass upright and strain the chilled cocktail into the smoke-filled glass.
  6. Swirl the glass to infuse the cocktail with the cedar smoke aroma.
  7. Garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon.

Embracing the art of smoked cocktails adds an exciting twist to your home bartending skills and opens up a world of flavors right in your glass. The Cedar Smoked Martini is just the beginning. With Smoked Fashioned Co., you can explore a diverse range of smoked cocktail recipes, each offering a unique sensory experience. 

Our smoker kits, available for purchase, make it effortless to replicate these elegant cocktail recipes at home, ensuring you impress your guests and enjoy the sophisticated pleasures of smoked drinks. Join us on this flavorful journey and transform your home bar into a hub of global tastes and aromas. Remember, the perfect smoked cocktail is just a click away at Smoked Fashioned Co.

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