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Smoked Old Fashioned

This smoked old fashioned recipe is a new twist on an old favorite. The great taste of an old fashioned is infused with smoky goodness.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword smoked old fashioned
Calories 221kcal


  • Handheld smoker
  • Bourbon barrel chips
  • mason jar
  • Cocktail glass


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 orange rinds 1 inch by 3 inch sized pieces
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • ½ oz simple syrup


  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
    Overhead photo of all the ingredients.

Prepare Smoked Simple Syrup

  • Power on the smoker and trap smoke under a large glass jar.
  • Add simple syrup to a mason jar.
    Simple syrup poured into a mason jar.
  • Add vanilla extract as well.
    Vanilla extract added to the mason jar and stirred using a spoon,
  • Place under the larger glass.
    Filling the glass with smoke
  • Allow the glass to fill with smoke, then seal.
    Sealing the glass
  • Let the drink steep in the smoke for 2 minutes, then remove and close the lid of the mason jar. Shake to infuse and let steep while finishing up the drink.
    Smoke and mixture sealed inside the mason jar.

Prepare Smoked Garnishes

  • Peel the rind off of an orange. Use a knife to cleanly cut a 1”x 3” sized piece.
    Orange peel placed on a cutting board.
  • Place the orange rind, 1 cherry, and vanilla bean onto a wooden cutting board.
    Orange rind, 1 cherry, and vanilla bean placed on a wooden cutting board.
  • Place a cocktail glass over the top and use the smoker to fill the glass with smoke.
    A cocktail glass placed over the ingredients, a smoker is used to fill the glass with smoke.
  • Let steep for at least 2 minutes.
    Smoke and ingredients inside a cocktail glass.
  • The longer you steep the stronger the smokey flavors.
    Cocktail glass and mason jar placed next to each other on a wooden cutting board.
  • Prepare the old fashioned. Add an ice cube to a cocktail glass, then add 3 dashes of bitters.
    Pouring alcohol into a glass with a ball of ice.
  • Pour the bourbon inside.
    Pouring bourbon into the glass.
  • Next, Add the smoked simple syrup.
    Smoked simple syrup poured into the glass.
  • Stir until blended.
    Stirring the ingredients using a spoon.
  • Twist the orange rind to express the oils and trace the rind along the rim.
    Twisting orange rind and applying it to the rim of the glass.
  • Garnish with the orange, cherry, and vanilla bean.
    Glass garnished with orange, cherry and vanilla bean.

For a More Smokey Flavor

  • Place a large glass over the cocktail and use the smoker gun to fill the glass with smoke.
    A larger glass placed over the glass of smoked old fashioned and filled with smoke to add more smoky flavor.
  • Let steep until ready to serve.
    Glass of smoked old fashioned placed on a wooden cutting board. The glass is full of smoke.
  • Enjoy every sip!
    Closeup photo of a glass of smoked old fashioned.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 96mg | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg