Old Fashion's with rosemary garnish made with cocktail smoker

Discover the Smoky Delight of Cocktail Smoking: Delicious Bourbon Cocktail Recipes for Whiskey Lovers

Whiskey lovers, have you ever tried a smoked bourbon cocktail? If not, you're in for a treat. The addition of smoky flavors to a classic bourbon cocktail can elevate the drinking experience to a whole new level. And the best way to achieve that smokiness is by using a cocktail smoker.

A cocktail smoker is a device used to infuse a smoky flavor into drinks. It works by burning wood chips or other smoking materials and capturing the smoke in a chamber. The drink is then placed in the chamber, allowing it to absorb the smoky flavor.

One popular smoked bourbon cocktail is the "Smoked Old Fashioned." To make this cocktail, you'll need:

  • 2 oz of bourbon
  • 1 tsp of simple syrup
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • Orange peel
  • Wood chips for smoking (such as hickory or applewood)

To make the cocktail, start by lighting the wood chips in the cocktail smoker and allowing them to smoke for a few minutes. In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters. Add ice and stir until chilled. Take the Orange peel and express the oil and drop it into the mixing glass. Then, place the mixing glass in the smoker for a minute or two to infuse the smoky flavor.

Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a piece of smoked Orange Peel and enjoy.

Another great option is the "Smoked Manhattan." To make this cocktail, you'll need:

  • 2 oz of bourbon
  • 1 oz of sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Wood chips for smoking

To make the cocktail, start by lighting the wood chips in the cocktail smoker and allowing them to smoke for a few minutes. In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Add ice and stir until chilled. Then, place the mixing glass in the smoker for a minute or two to infuse the smoky flavor.

Strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry or a piece of smoked Orange Peel and enjoy.

Try out these smoked bourbon cocktails and let the smokiness add a new dimension to your whiskey drinking experience.

As always, please drink responsibly.

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