This year, the Old Fashioned is making a comeback. But why stop there? Add some spice to this classic drink by adding a smokey twist with our Smoked Old Fashioned!
This fun recipe is perfect for any occasion and is sure to wow all your guests when you serve it up!
The nice thing about the smoked old fashioned is that it is surprisingly easy to make.
It s a great way toThe classic cocktails are always a hot topic, and the Smoked Old Fashioned is no exception.
While this drink requires some special equipment (a smoking gun) it’s well worth trying for those looking to make their drinks even more over-the top!
A traditional cocktail gives you only one flavor at each sip; in contrast this variant has hints of smokiness with every swallow.
Read on for the recipe and all the details.
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Why you’ll love the Smoked Old Fashioned
This drink is simple to make and always a crowd favorite.
The nice thing is – once you have mastered the smoke gun, there are a bunch of awesome cocktails you can make with it (Halloween cocktails anyone?)
This Old Fashioned Is
- Strong and powerful
- Perfect for Halloween or Winter
- Great for any occasion
- Easy to make
- Smooth and easy to drink
What Is An Old Fashioned Cocktail?
An old fashioned cocktail is made with whiskey, water, sugar, and bitters. It can be served on the rocks or neat. Whiskey is the most common spirit used in an old-fashioned because it gives the drink its signature warmth.
That being said, the Spiced Rum Old Fashioned is another really popular version.
Smoked Old Fashioned Ingredients
You only need four ingredients to make this twist on the classic old fashioned:
- Brown Sugar Cube
- 2 dashes of bitters
- Twist of orange
What About The Smoking Gun?
I’ll admit I was kind of excited to try a smoked cocktail as they look amazing and are perfect for so many different drinks and foods.
A smoking gun is a tool that is used to cold smoke food. It is a small handheld device that adds smoke without heat making it suitable for use inside.
Most smoking guns, like the one I got from Amazon, come with wood chips so you are all set to go.
You can use a smoking gun to make all kinds of neat things from smoked cheese and meat to fun cocktails like this smoked old fashioned!
Although they can look a bit intimidating, it only takes a few minutes to get your smoking gun up and running and they are really easy to use.
Here’s the one I have. I got it from Amazon and it has great reviews.
Other than the smoking gun, you don’t need any other tools to make this cocktail other than a jigger or measuring cup.
How To Make The Smoked Old Fashioned
You make the smoked old fashioned in three steps.
Smoke the sugar and orange peel for a couple of minutes. Cover the glass with plastic wrap or a large glass jug to keep the flavor in.
Add the whiskey and ice. Add back the smoked sugar cube and orange.
Smoke a second time. Now smoke the whole drink to allow the smoke to infuse. I normally smoke the Old Fashioned for about 2 minutes before taking off the plastic wrap or lid.
This smoked old fashioned is perfect for any occasion - all you need is a smoking gun.
- 2 oz Whiskey
- 1 cube of brown sugar
- 2-3 dashes Angustura Bitters
- Orange Peel Twist
- Maraschino Cherries
- Smoke the sugar and orange peel for a couple of minutes. Cover the glass with plastic wrap or a large glass jug to keep the flavor in.
- Add the whiskey and ice. Add back the smoked sugar cube and orange.
- Smoke a second time. Now smoke the whole drink to allow the smoke to infuse. I normally smoke the Old Fashioned for about 2 minutes before taking off the plastic wrap or lid.
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