smokey whiskey cocktail

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A Smoked Whiskey Cocktail is a must for any recipe book. We highly recommend this cocktail for a cold Winter night or just relaxing with friends.

This unique recipe is courtesy of Bryan Schneider, beverage director, Quality Meats, New York City

The Lapsang Souchong Tea lends a rustic smoky flavor and the orange marmalade gives the Smoked Whiskey Cocktail a smooth honey-like texture.

Use a smoky, single malt Scotch for a truly intense experience.

Here are some favorites recommended by Wine Enthusiast for their smoky taste.

  • Big Peat Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky: Look for a huge rush of peat smoke and a bitter chocolate finish in this Scotch blended from “a shovelful” of Islay single malts, including Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and Port Ellen.
  • Connemara Peated Single Malt Original Irish Whiskey: One of the most intense, peaty Irish single malts, this sipper leads with smooth vanilla sweetness and an elongated, smoldering exit.
  • Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky: Islay’s Laphroaig is famed for its intense, peaty profile. There’s plenty of peat on the nose and palate, backed by olive brine, espresso and peppery spice.
  • Ranger Creek Rimfire Mesquite Smoked Texas Single Malt Whiskey: This Texas-made single malt is Schneider’s choice. This whiskey is lavishly smoked with mesquite instead of Scottish peat, and adds an almost bacon-and-barbecue effect.
  • Swift Single Malt Texas Whiskey: Made in Texas from Scottish malted barley, expect a lightly charred, smoky note mingled with cocoa and toasty vanilla.

Smoked Whiskey Campfire Cocktail

The Lapsang Souchong Tea lends a rustic smoky flavor and the orange marmalade gives this drink a smooth honey-like texture.


  • 2 ounces whiskey

  • 1 ounce brewed Lapsang Souchong tea, cooled

  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade

  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice

  • Orange peel (for garnish)


  • Combine ice, whiskey, tea, orange marmalade, lemon juice; shake well.
  • Garnish with orange peel

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