How To Use Your Cocktail Smoker

Smoked cocktails have been on the rise in recent years, and for good reason. Incorporating flavored smoke into cocktails enhances their flavor and elevates your cocktail experience. Cocktail smokers are great for small gatherings and large crowds - they provide a unique experience and a lovely ambience. You can have fun experimenting with different flavored wood chips, as well as combining the wood with other flavors such as dried lavender, thyme, mint, citrus peels, and cinnamon. Each of our cocktail smokers come with the wooden smoker, 4 screens (which will last hundreds of drinks), 2 flavored wood chips (cherry and hickory), and a how-to card that gives you the information below.

Cocktail Smoker Instructions

  • Pour your cocktail into a glass cup.
  • Place your cocktail smoker on top of the glass.
  • Place ½ to ¾ teaspoon (or a large pinch) of wood shaving chips onto the mesh screen. Do not fill the chamber more than 50%.
  • Using a butane-filled kitchen torch, light the chips on fire for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Cover approximately 75% of the opening with our matching cover and gently blow for 2-3 seconds to maximize the smoke in your glass
  • Allow the smoke to infuse for at least 15 seconds. Some cocktails experts recommend waiting 3-5 minutes. Experiment with the smoke time to determine your smoked cocktail preference.
  • Add ice and garnish. Cheers!

Additional Notes

  • The mesh filter easily pops in and out of the smoker. We recommend washing the mesh screen every few drinks to maximize the burn of the wood chips and smoke flavor. Be sure to dry your screen off before starting another cocktail. Your smoker comes with 3 replacement screens, and each screen should last at least 100 smokes.
  • Get creative with your cocktails by adding natural flavors to the wood chips. Many have suggested dried lavender, thyme, mint, citrus peels, and cinnamon as great additions.



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