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Smoked Old Fashioned

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Here’s a way to put this classic cocktail over the top: a Smoked Old Fashioned! This over-the-top spin infuses smoke into every sip.


  • 1 sugar cube (1 teaspoon sugar)
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) bourbon whiskey
  • Orange peel for garnish
  • Cocktail cherry for garnish
  • Large ice cube (use clear ice!)
  • Smoking gun


  1. Place the sugar cube in a lowball glass and add the bitters. Place the cocktail cherry and orange peel in the glass. Fill the glass with smoke from the smoking gun and cover the glass with larger glass or pitcher. Wait 2 minutes, then release the smoke. Then fill the glass with smoke again for another 2 minutes, then release.
  2. Remove the orange peel and cherry. Add the water to the sugar cube and mash and swirl it with a muddler or wooden spoon until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  3. Add the bourbon whiskey and swirl to combine. Add a large ice cube.
  4. Squeeze the orange peel into the drink to release the oils. Gently run the peel around the edge of the glass, then place it in the glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry. Fill the glass again with smoke and cover with the larger glass. Wait 2 minutes, then release the smoke and serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Smoked
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan