The Smoke Show Cocktail Recipe

The Smoke Show is the perfect choice for those looking for a unique and smoky cocktail. 

It blends the robust flavors of mezcal with hints of citrus and sweetness.

The combination of smoky mezcal, herbal amaro liqueur, zesty lemon, and aromatic cinnamon will make this cocktail, once you try it, to become one of your favorites 

Let’s dive into the ingredients, steps to make it, variations, and tips for selecting the best mezcal.

Ingredients for the Smoke Show Cocktail

To make the Smoke Show Cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 oz Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ oz of Cynar
  • ¼ oz of Green Chartreuse
  • 1/2 oz of Simple Syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Freshly Grated Cinnamon (optional)

Step by Step on How to Make the Smoke Show Drink

  • Prepare the Glass: Start by selecting a glass for your cocktail, we recommend a rocks glass.
  • Combine Ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, add all the Ingredients
  • Shake It Up: Seal the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This will chill the ingredients and combine the flavors.
  • Strain and Serve: Strain the cocktail into your smoke-infused rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish: Add a final touch to your Smoke Show Cocktail by garnishing it with an orange twist or a lime wheel. If you are going to use the twist, we recommend squishing it gently, the citrus oils released from the twist will enhance the aroma and flavor.
  • Optional Touch: Place the glass upside down over a smoking gun filled with wood chips or dried herbs (like thyme or rosemary). Infuse the glass with smoke for a few seconds and then remove the cloche. This will give the cocktail an incredible touch and an amazing visual effect.

Variations of this Cocktail

While the classic Smoke Show Cocktail is a delightful choice, you can get creative with variations. Here are a few ideas:

Spicy Smoke Show

Add a dash of chili-infused syrup or muddle some jalapeño slices for a spicy kick.

Fruit Twist

Experiment with different fruit juices like grapefruit or blood orange for a fruity twist on the Smoke Show Cocktail.

Smoky Rim

Rim the glass with smoked sea salt for an extra layer of smokiness and salty flavor.

Without egg white

For a vegan-friendly version of this cocktail, substitute egg whites with aquafaba, the liquid from canned chickpeas. Use the same amount of aquafaba as you would egg whites for a similar frothy texture.

Choosing the Best Mezcal for the Smoke Show Cocktail

When it comes to crafting the perfect Smoke Show Cockta, the choice of mezcal is crucial to the success of your Smoke Show Cocktail.

Del Maguey Chichicapa is known for its smoky flavor profile with notes of citrus and herbs will combine perfectly with the Green Chartreuse and the Cynar.

Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a cocktail enthusiast, once you try it this drink may become a favorite in your repertoire.