How To Make Your Own Smoked Cocktails At Home

How To Make Your Own Smoked Cocktails At Home

In my last post about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I promised to tell you about the cocktail smoker that Westin bought Michael for his birthday.

You may have seen it on my Instagram, but I wanted to talk about it here & also give you Westin’s favorite cocktail recipes that can be SMOKED.

This smoking cloche reminds me of The Beauty & The Beast– ya know when they pull that glass cloche/dome thing off of the rose ?? WELL, this one is even more magical. It really kicks your Mezcal margarita with a half rim of Tajin up a notch – oh, & extra spicy please if we’re being annoying.

So when it comes to your cocktails, this smoker totally changes the game & if you’re also into cool drinks, this post is for you.

How To Make Your Own Smoked Cocktails At Home

How To Make Your Own Smoked Cocktails At Home
How To Make Your Own Smoked Cocktails At Home

The aesthetic is so cute, the base is acacia wood, the glass dome is huge & boy oh boy does it work. It’s BPA & lead free, comes with the handheld smoker & smoking chips. So the only thing you need to buy separately are 4 AA batteries & a torch-style lighter ( & your craft cocktail ingredients ).

Speaking of which, let’s get into Westin’s cocktail recipes.

WESTIN’S FAVORITE COCKTAILS TO SMOKE:

♡ Smoked Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

+ 2 ounces bourbon

+ 2 teaspoon demerara syrup

+ 2 dashes angostura bitters

+ 1 dash bitter truth aromatic bitters

+ Garnish: 1 orange twist

DIRECTIONS:

Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a rocks glass over 1 large ice cube. Garnish with the orange twist.

♡ Smoked Mezcal Margarita

Ingredients:

+ 2 ounces Mezcal

+ 3/4 ounce cointreau

+ 1 ounce lime juice

+ 1/4 ounce agave nectar

+ Garnish: 1 lime wheel 

DIRECTIONS:

Rim half of a rocks glass with Tajin. Shake all the ingredients with ice, then strain into the glass over ice cubes. Then garnish with the lime wheel.

♡ Smoked Manhattan

Ingredients:

+ 2.5 ounces rye whiskey

+ 1 ounce sweet vermouth

+ 1 dash angostura bitters

+ Garnish: 1 maraschino cherry 

DIRECTIONS:

Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a chilled coupe glass. Then garnish with maraschino cherry.

Needless to say my favorite cocktail to smoke is the spicy Mezcal margarita with a half rim of Tajin. But if you haven’t tried Tajin yet, it’s a MUST.

In fact, it’s pretty simple to smoke your cocktail. You make your drink, then place it in on the wood base & cover it with the dome. You put the smoking chips in the little handheld smoker, use your torch to get it all smoky & then leave your drink there for a few minutes. Take it out & enjoy. Cheers!

In addition, this smoking cocktail cloche is such a great gift idea if you know someone who likes to make craft cocktails at home. Over the last year a lot of people picked up some new hobbies & making cool drinks at home is one of them.

It’s just such a sexy gift & looks so good on a bar cart. Michael is so hard to buy for so that fact that Westin found this is so clever. Oh, & you should know that you could also use this to smoke meats & cheese. Yum.

Smoked Cocktail Recipe
spinach & artichoke dip

We used the smoker so much on the 4th of July. They were so good with Kristin Cavallari’s spinach & artichoke dip. While I have you I’ll share that recipe too. This one is from her True Roots cookbook that I use all the time ( sidenote: Kristin is in GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE SUN sharing so many skin tips !! )

Kristin Cavallari’s Spinach Artichoke Dip

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

♡ 2 tablespoons olive oil

♡ 1 onion, chopped

♡ 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, roughly chopped

♡ 1 tablespoon very finely chopped garlic

♡ 4 cups packed spinach

♡  ½ cup mayonnaise

♡ ¼ cup plain sheep’s milk yogurt

♡ ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

♡ ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

♡ 1 can full-fat coconut milk, unshaken or ¼ cup coconut cream

♡ 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder

Crackers, preferably gluten-free, for serving

DIRECTIONS:

+ Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

+ In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, 8 to 10 minutes. Then transfer onions to a plate and set aside.

+ Reduce heat to medium-low and add remaining tablespoon olive oil in skillet. Add artichokes and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 3 minutes.

+ Add mayonnaise, yogurt, salt, and pepper to skillet; stir to combine. Then add the thick cream layer from coconut milk or coconut cream and bring to a boil. Discard or reserve coconut milk for another use.

+ Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together arrowroot powder with 1 tablespoon water. Add to skillet and stir until well combined; then stir in reserved onions.

+ Transfer spinach mixture to an 8-by-8-inch ovenproof dish and bake until heated through, about 15 minutes. Preheat broiler, and transfer dish to broiler until top is golden and bubbling, about 2 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes before serving with your favorite crackers. { via }

Now you have a fun gift idea, some craft cocktail recipes & also an amazing spinach & artichoke dip to try.

Would love to know if there are any cocktails you think we should try next in the smoker. In fact, I think a Bloody Mary would be so major.

x, lauryn

+ scope this post on the very chic, very French summer drink.

++ if you’re not into booze, check out these 3 collagen tea recipes.

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