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Smoked Whiskey Sour

by Owen Ingalls May 06, 2024 1 min read

Smoked Whiskey Sour

Transform the classic Whiskey Sour into a smoky delight that's perfect for impressing guests or enjoying a quiet evening at home. This recipe adds a smoky twist to the traditional Whiskey Sour, using a combination of bourbon, fresh lemon juice, and a hint of smoke to create a sophisticated, multi-layered cocktail.

Best Bourbons for a Whiskey Sour

Choosing the right bourbon is crucial. Opt for a versatile bourbon that is bold enough to stand up to the strong flavors of lemon and smoke. Brands like Bulleit, Woodford Reserve, or Maker's Mark are excellent choices that are both affordable and rich in flavor.


  • 2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White (optional, for frothiness)
  • Aromatic Bitters
  • Ice Cubes
  • Smoke (using one of our cocktail smokers)
  • Lemon Slice and Maraschino Cherry, for garnish


  1. Preparation: In a cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white (if using).
  2. Mix: Shake vigorously without ice to emulsify the egg white.
  3. Chill: Add ice to the shaker and shake again until well-chilled.
  4. Smoke: Strain into a chilled glass and use a smoke top to infuse the cocktail with a light smoke flavor.
  5. Garnish: Add a few dashes of aromatic bitters and garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry.
  6. Serve: Enjoy immediately, offering a stirring blend of sharp, sweet, and smoky flavors.


The Smoked Whiskey Sour is a perfect example of how traditional cocktails can be elevated with modern techniques like smoking. This cocktail not only tastes great but also serves as a fantastic conversation starter.

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