How it works, let’s try the recipes below and find out the tricks.
Smoked Gin Martini
A classic, with crisp but boozy flavor that will take well to smoke.
5 parts gin
1 part dry vermouth
1. In a mixing glass with ice, stir the gin and vermouth together.
2. Strain into a smoke-filled jar, agitate for 30 seconds, and let sit for 2–5 minutes.
3. Pour into a coupe or martini glass, and garnish with an olive or lemon twist.
Smoked Bloody Mary
Admittedly, this isn't a spirit-forward drink, like we recommended above. But the savory brunch standby works beautifully with a bit of smoke, especially if you garnish with a tiny bit of crisp bacon.
3 parts vodka
6 parts tomato juice
1 part lemon juice
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of Tobasco
1. Add the Worcestershire, Tobasco, and a pinch each of salt and pepper into a mixing glass.
2. Pour in the vodka, tomato juice, and lemon juice, then stir thoroughly.
3. Pour into a smoke-filled dome/disc/jar, agitate for 30 seconds, and let sit for 1–3 minutes.
4. Pour into a highball glass and garnish with celery, bacon, and pickles.
Another timeless cocktail, with a sweet but sturdy flavor that can stand up to smoke.
2 parts rye
1 part sweet vermouth
2 dashes cocktail bitters
1. Pour rye, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass with ice. Stir.
2. Pour into a smoke-filled dome/disc/jar, agitate for 30 seconds, and let sit for 2–5 minutes.
3. Pour into an Old Fashioned glass and garnish with a cherry.
Smoked Ash Blonde
A lighter concoction with a base of aromatized wine. The flowery, fruity sweetness creates an interesting canvas for a smoke infusion – just be careful not to overdo it. You only want to smoke this for a few seconds.
3 parts Lillet blanc
1 part Cointreau
1 splash sweet vermouth
1.Pour the Lillet and Cointreau into a mixing tin with ice, then shake.
2.Strain into a smoke-filled dome/disc/jar, agitate for 30 seconds, and pour into a coupe glass.