This Smoked Whiskey Sour Mocktail is a simple, yet flavorful take on the classic whiskey sour. With alcohol free whiskey, tart lemon, a splash of simple syrup, and a dose of smoke this mocktail goes down oh so smooth.
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Why This Is The BEST Smoked Whiskey Sour
- It’s a MOCKTAIL! This means it is completely alcohol free and great for those who are sober, pregnant, or just want a zero proof drink to enjoy.
- 2 smoking methods to choose from- use a cocktail smoker/ infuser or a wood board or plank.
- Only 3 simple ingredients- non alcoholic whiskey bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
Short Video Tutorial (using a cocktail smoker/ infuser):
Smoked Whiskey Sour Mocktail Ingredients
This recipe is 3 simple ingredients. But don’t be fooled, it packs a punch!
- Non Alcoholic (NA) Whiskey Bourbon: I prefer American Malt from Lyre’s but you can use your favorite.
- Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed is your best option. If you need to use bottled, I recommend Santa Cruz’s lemon juice.
- Simple Syrup: Homemade is best but store bought will do. Here are a few different recipes that would go with this:
Smoking your mocktails can provide a super delicious and woody flavor. It is absolutely spot on when you balance it with the tart lemon, sweet syrup, and bold bourbon whiskey. There are 2 different methods to smoke a mocktail, choose which works best for you:
- Smoker/ infuser kit with wood chips and a butane torch OR
- Wood board or plank and a butane torch
I prefer to use the cocktail smoker kit I received from Aged & Charred (not sponsored). I highly recommend it because they have complete kits with multiple wood chips and the smoker fits multiple styles of glasses.
If you’re looking for another way to use your cocktail smoker, I recommend this smoked blackberry margarita. It is made with alcohol but you can sub it for non alcoholic spirits like I do.
How to Make a Smoked Whiskey Sour Mocktail
This should be a short summary of the steps, the recipe card will have more details.
- POUR the NA whiskey bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a glass.
- STIR together until well combined, about 10 to 15 stirs.
- SMOKE your mocktail using one of the two methods below.
Method 1- Using A Smoker or Infuser
- ADD wood chips to the smoker/ infuser.
- BURN the wood chips with a butane torch until you see smoke pushing down through the bottom of the smoker/ infuser.
- PLACE the lid on top of the smoker/ infuser. Allow it to smoke for 1 to 2 minutes before removing the smoker/ infuser from the mocktail.
Method 2- Using A Wood Board or Plank
- BURN the wood block or plan for a few seconds with a butane torch.
- PLACE the burnt wood over top of the mocktail for a few minutes (make sure the burnt side is facing in towards the mocktail).
PRO TIP: Chill your ingredients first. That way you don’t have to add ice and water down your drink.
What Type of Wood Should I Use?
No matter if you are using chips or a board, you want a wood with mellow yet complimenting flavor. I recommend oak, pecan, and cherry. I do not recommend hickory or mesquite because they tend to be very strong and will overpower this mocktail.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
It really doesn’t matter. A glass is a glass in my opinion. I do lean towards serving my Whiskey Sours in a rocks glass or low ball glass. Stemless wine glasses, coupe glasses, or even a Mason jar will do.
Of course, if simple syrup isn’t for you then try maple syrup, honey, agave, or even date syrup in it’s place. Keep in mind it will slightly alter the flavor but it will still be delicious.
No, not at all! If you prefer to drink it unsmoked go for it. This one tastes delicious either way.
If you are serving this for someone else and want to add alcohol, just add equal amounts (2 ounces) of your favorite alcoholic bourbon or whiskey.
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Smoked Whiskey Sour Mocktail
- Butane Torch
- Cocktail Smoker/ Infuser; I recommend Aged & Charred
- OR Wood Block/ Plank
- 2 ounces non alcoholic whiskey bourbon; I recommend Lyre's American Malt
- 1 ounce lemon juice; freshly squeezed
- 1 ounce simple syrup; recipes below
- lemon; garnish
- In a glass add the non alcoholic whiskey bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
- Combine together well, about 10 to 15 stirs.
Smoking with a Smoker/ Infuser
- Add wood chips to the smoker/ infuser.
- Using a butane torch, burn the wood chips until you begin to see smoke pushing down through the smoker/ infuser.
- Immediately place the lid on top and allow the mocktail to smoke for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Remove the smoker/ infuser and garnish.
Smoking with a Wood Board/ Plank
- Using a butane torch, burn the wood board or plank for a few seconds.
- Place the burnt portion of the wood over top of the mocktail for 1 to 2 minutes. Make sure the burnt side is facing in towards the mocktail.
- Remove the wood board or plank from the mocktail and garnish.
Simple Syrup Recipes:
- Simple Syrup
- Cardamom Syrup
- Vanilla Simple Syrup
- If you prefer to not use simple syrup, try maple syrup, agave, honey, or date syrup.
Recommended Types of Wood or Wood Chips:
- Choose a type of wood with mellow yet complimenting flavor, I recommend oak, pecan, and cherry. I do not recommend hickory or mesquite because they tend to be overpowering.
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