Smoky Cocktails Recipes

Unique Smoky Scotch Cocktails to sip on

Enjoy these smoky cocktails on a cold night in the comfort of your own home!

Beauty of smoke

Those that love smoky whiskies appreciate the depth and complexity that smoke brings.

How about those that wish to try smoky whiskies yet wish for a more nuanced and less overpowering smoke?

Simple, meet the list of best smoky cocktails that offer you incredible flavors whilst still being friendly to beginners!

The Penicillin

A relatively new addition to the bar scene, it quickly became a fan favorite due to its well-balanced and flavorful smoke.

This cocktail combines ginger and peaty scotch to create a warm & inviting concoction.

Ingredients(1 serving):

  • 40ml of Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 5ml of ginger liqueur
  • 15ml of honey syrup
  • 15ml of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Crystallized ginger pieces

Combine filtered water and honey in a small saucepan at a 1:1 ratio over medium heat until well combined.

After syrup has cooled, combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake for 7-10 seconds.

Strain and serve over ice before garnishing the cocktail with a piece of crystallized ginger.

Smoky Old Fashioned

This is a simple one, a smoky twist on the classic old fashioned. This is an old fashioned that is perfect for the gram though! This recipe uses a cocktail smoker kit to further exemplify the fact that this is not just your classic old fashioned.

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 60ml of smoky scotch
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2-3 dashes of angostura bitters
  • 1 twist orange peel
  • 1 cherry
  • 1 large clear ice cube
  • Cocktail smoker kit

Smoke the garnishes (cherry, orange peel & sugar cube) for 2 minutes.

Muddle the smoked sugar cube with the Angostura bitters in a short glass.

Add the cube of ice and pour in your choice of smoky scotch. We used the Caol Ila 12 for ours!

Garnish the glass with the smoked orange and cherry.

Cover the cocktail glass with plastic wrap then lift a small portion to insert the smoke infuser tube and fill the glass with smoke. Allow the smoke to linger for 1-2 minutes before removing the plastic wrap and serving.

Smoky Whisky Sour

Another smoky spin to a classic cocktail, this smoky whisky sour adds a layer of complexity in its smokiness.

This cocktail is a combination of sweet, sour and smokiness.

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 40 ml of peated single malt scotch
  • 40ml of Deanston Virgin Oak
  • 40ml of lemon juice
  • 30ml of maple syrup
  • 2-3 drops of Angostura Bitters
  • 20ml of pasteurized egg white

Shake all the ingredients with ice then strain back into shaker.

Dry shake (without ice) and strain inro ice-filled glass.

Layer egg white foam atop the cocktail and garnish with a lemon zest twist before serving.


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