Creating a Smoky Margarita: A Step-by-Step Guide

Creating a Smoky Margarita: A Step-by-Step Guide

A classic Margarita is a timeless cocktail loved by many. But Smoked Fashioned Co. believes in taking traditional recipes and elevating them to new heights. That's precisely what we have done with the traditional Margarita, adding a tantalizing twist on the classic and infusing it with a rich, smoky flavor that will transport you to a world of sophisticated enjoyment.


The Essence of a Smoky Margarita

Before diving into the recipe, let's explore what makes a Smoky Margarita unique. This cocktail blends a traditional Margarita's tangy, refreshing characteristics with the deep, aromatic essence of smoke. It's a perfect balance of zest and zest, appealing especially to those who appreciate the subtleties of a well-crafted drink. Here's what you'll need: 


  • 2 ounces of your preferred tequila
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of orange liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • A pinch of smoked salt (for the rim)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wheel or wedge for garnish


  1. Preparation of the Glass: Begin by prepping your glass. Rim it with smoked salt to add an extra layer of smoky flavor. Simply moisten the rim with a lime wedge and dip it in the smoked salt.
  2. Mixing the Cocktail: In a shaker, combine the tequila, fresh lime juice, orange liqueur, and simple ​​syrup. This blend of ingredients is the foundation of your Margarita, offering a harmonious mix of sweetness, tartness, and the distinct flavor of tequila.
  3. Adding the Smoke: The key to a Smoky Margarita lies in the infusion of smoke. For this, use a cocktail smoker or a handheld smoking gun loaded with your choice of wood chips. Oak or hickory chips are perfect for imparting a robust smoky flavor. Gently smoke the mixture for a few seconds to infuse the cocktail with a deep, aromatic essence. This step elevates the drink from a simple Margarita to a sensory experience.
  4. Shaking the Cocktail: Once smoked, add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously. This not only chills the drink but also helps to meld the smoky flavor with the other ingredients.
  5. Serving: Strain the cocktail into your prepared glass over fresh ice. The smoked salt rim will complement the smoky notes in the drink, creating a cohesive and enjoyable flavor profile.
  6. Garnish: Finish off by garnishing with a lime wheel or wedge. The citrus garnish adds a final touch of freshness, cutting through the smokiness and balancing the drink.


The Smoky Margarita is more than just a cocktail; it's an experience. It embodies the spirit of innovation and sophistication that Smoked Fashioned stands for. Whether you're a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or new to the world of smoked drinks, this recipe is a delightful way to explore new flavors and elevate your mixology skills.

With each sip, you'll discover the harmonious blend of traditional Margarita flavors with an exciting smoky twist, making it an ideal choice for any occasion. So, gather your ingredients, follow these steps, and get ready to impress your guests with a Smoky Margarita that's as visually appealing as it is delicious. Cheers to a world of flavors, all in one glass!