Smoked cocktails have become increasingly popular in recent years, and it's not hard to see why. The infusion of smoky flavor adds a unique twist to classic cocktails, making for a new sensory experience. If you want to impress your guests or try something new, we've compiled a list of the best-smoked cocktails for 2023.
Smoked Maple Old Fashioned - The Smoked Maple Old Fashioned, is a delightful twist on a classic cocktail. Start by smoking the glass with maple wood shavings, then add ice, a splash of maple syrup, a few dashes of bitters, and whiskey. Garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry for a classic cocktail with a smoky twist.
Smoked Negroni - A Smoked Negroni is a unique take on a classic cocktail that incorporates smoky flavors. Begin by smoking the glass with black walnut wood shavings, then mix gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth in a shaker. Pour over ice and garnish with a slice of orange for a smoky and refreshing twist.
Smoked Pineapple Margarita - The Smoked Pineapple Margarita is a sweet and smoky take on a classic margarita. Begin by smoking the glass with cherry wood shavings, then mix tequila, lime juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of agave syrup in a shaker. Pour over ice and garnish with a slice of smoked pineapple and a sprinkle of chili powder.
Smoked Manhattan - A Smoked Manhattan is a classic cocktail with a smoky twist. Begin by smoking the glass with white oak wood shavings, then mix rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and a few dashes of bitters in a shaker. Strain into the smoked glass and garnish with a cherry for a sophisticated cocktail with a smoky finish.
Smoked Bloody Mary - A Smoked Bloody Mary is a savory and smoky take on a classic brunch cocktail. Begin by smoking the glass with white oak wood shavings, then mix tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and lemon juice in a shaker. Pour over ice and garnish with a celery stalk and a slice of smoked bacon for a unique and delicious twist.
Smoked Rum Sour - The Smoked Rum Sour is a sweet, smoky cocktail perfect for dessert. Smoke the glass with cherrywood chips, then mix rum, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a shaker. Pour over ice and garnish with a cherry and a lemon twist.
These are the top six smoked cocktails for 2023. They are sure to impress your guests and elevate your cocktail game. When making these cocktails, using high-quality ingredients and taking the time to smoke the glass properly to ensure the perfect smoky finish is essential. Helius Originals smoke cocktail kits provide the perfect smoked cocktail. Try these cocktails and enjoy a new sensory experience that will leave a lasting impression. Cheers to a smoky and delicious 2023!