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The Bourbon Barrel Cocktail

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Last Updated on February 5, 2022 by Leah Hall

Smoked Bourbon Cocktails have such an interesting flavor, as does this Bourbon Barrel.



Recently we went out to a great cocktail place here in Omaha called The Berry & Rye where we had a fantastic drink called the Trinidad Smoke, a fantastic rum cocktail that is smoked with tobacco smoke in a small flask before it was served.  The aroma and flavor permeated the drink and fully engaged the senses, while the presentation drew the attention of everyone at our table.



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It was also one of those drinks that sticks in your mind and makes you crave another.  Of course there was no way Mrs. Nom was going to allow a purchase of a smoking gun to only use on cocktails so we had to come up with a technique to make something similar. (Now we have the smoking gun, LOL!)




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The Bourbon Barrel Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A smokey cocktail with bourbon, elderflower and orange.


  • smoking gun or kitchen torch
  • oak chips
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • orange twist
  • .50 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • .50 oz Simple Syrup
  • .50 oz Triple Sec


Prep the glass with either placing the oak chips in a smoking gun or light them on fire and place your cocktail glass over them to smoke.

Allow the smoke to fill the glass until you can't see through it.

Mix the bourbon, St Germain, triple sec, simple syrup, orange twist and bitters into a mixing glass and give a rapid stir.

Once the liquids are ready, quickly flip the glass over and pour the cocktail in. The smoke will roll to the top, releasing the aroma and mix the smoke in.


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