How to Make Smoked Cocktails at Home

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    Regardless of the weather, you can add a robust smokey flavor to your cocktails year-round. Our top three favorite methods for adding smoke to a cocktail using the Z grills 700D pellet smoker are smoked ice, smoked garnishes, and making smoke-infused flavored liquors. All of these methods take time and are best prepared ahead of consumption. If you plan to use these methods for a party, we recommend prepping your smoked cocktail ingredients ahead of time.

    Smoked Ice

    Smoked ice is great for whiskey-based drinks. To make smoked ice, smoke a pan of water and herbs like sage and rosemary. Smoke herbs and water for 45-60 min on the smoke setting to infuse the maximum amount of smoke into the water. After smoking, cool the water, then transfer your smoked water and herbs into an ice tray and freeze. Serve your smoked ice with herbs with a generous pour of your favorite whisky on top.
    Servings 2
    Prep Time 15 mins
    Cook Time 1 d 45 mins
    Total Time 1 hr

    Ingredients

    • Whiskey on the Smokey Rocks
    • Rocks glass
    • Smoked herb ice
    • 2 oz High-quality whisky

    Instructions

    • Take a rocks glass and fill it to the rim with smoked herb ice.
    • Top the smoked ice with a generous pour of high-quality whisky.
    • Garnish with a sprig of smoked rosemary and enjoy!
    Course: Drinks
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Bevarage, Smoked

    Smoked Garnishes

    When it comes to smoked garnished the sky is the limit! We recommend starting with smokey sugar-coated citrus paired with tequila-based cocktails. Slice assorted citrus fruits and coat one ice with granulated sugar. Place the citrus on the grill sugar-side up, then smoke your citrus for 45-60 min at 350 degrees, until the sugar forms a caramelized crust on the citrus. Store your smoked caramelized citrus in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.
    Servings 2
    Prep Time 15 mins
    Cook Time 45 mins
    Total Time 1 hr

    Ingredients

    • Rocks glass
    • Smoked herb ice
    • 2 oz High-quality whisky

    Instructions

    • Take a high glass and fill it to the rim with ice.
    • Pour 2 oz of tequila over the ice, then will the glass with grapefruit juice.
    • Garnish the glass with slices of smoked citrus and enjoy!
    Course: Drinks
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Bevarage, Smoked

    Smoke-infused flavored liquors

    Our absolute favorite infused vodka is smoked jalapeno vodka for spicey bloody Mary’s. To make a smoke-infused vodka select your favorite smoker-friendly fruit or vegetable, like jalapenos or pineapple, and prepare the ingredients for smoking.
    Servings 2
    Prep Time 15 mins
    Cook Time 45 mins
    Total Time 1 hr

    Ingredients

    • Smoked Jalapeno Bloody Mary
    • Pint glass
    • 2 oz smoked jalapeno-infused vodka
    • 4 oz tomato juice (or Bloody Mary mix)
    • Bloody Mary garnishes
    • Old bay seasoning
    • Sliced lime

    Instructions

    • Rub a slice of lime around the rim of your pint glass, then rim the glass with old bay seasoning.
    • Fill the seasoned glass to the rim with ice.
    • Pour 2oz of infused vodka over the ice.
    • Fill the glass to the rim with Bloody Mary mix (or tomato juice).
    • Top with your favorite savory garnishes and enjoy!
    Course: Drinks
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Bevarage, Smoked

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