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Smoked Whiskey Sour Mocktail

Total Time: 5 mins

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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Smoked Whiskey Sour Mocktail garnished with a lemon slice.

Why This Is The BEST Smoked Whiskey Sour

  1. 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. 2 smoking methods to choose from- use a cocktail smoker/ infuser or a wood board or plank.
  3. 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!

Tools Needed:

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.

Ingredients. Lemons for lemon juice, simple syrup, Lyres non alcoholic whiskey bourbon. Cocktail smoker and infuser with wood chips.

How to Make a Smoked Whiskey Sour Mocktail

This should be a short summary of the steps, the recipe card will have more details.

  1. POUR the NA whiskey bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a glass.
  2. STIR together until well combined, about 10 to 15 stirs.
  3. 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.

Whiskey Sour Mocktail with a cocktail smoker and infuser over top of the glass. Smoke is drifting down and laying on top of the mocktail.

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)

What type of glass should I serve this Whiskey Sour Mocktail in?

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.

Can I use something other than simple syrup in this mocktail?

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.

Do I have to smoke this Whiskey Sour Mocktail?

No, not at all! If you prefer to drink it unsmoked go for it. This one tastes delicious either way.

What if I want to add alcohol to this Smoked Whiskey Sour?

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.

Whiskey Sour Mocktail with Lyres non alcoholic whiskey bourbon and lemons in the background.

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Smoked Whiskey Sour Mocktail garnished with a lemon slice and Lyres non alcoholic whiskey bourbon in the background.

Smoked Whiskey Sour Mocktail

Elizabeth Swoish
This 3 ingredient Whiskey Sour Mocktail is perfectly smoky, tart, and sweet all at the same time. It is alcohol free, quick to make, and comes with two different smoking methods.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Servings 1
Calories 144 kcal

Equipment

  • Butane Torch
  • Cocktail Smoker/ Infuser; I recommend Aged & Charred
  • OR Wood Block/ Plank

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Video

Notes

Simple Syrup Recipes:

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.
Keyword MOCKTAIL, SMOKED WHISKEY SOUR, SMOKED WHISKEY SOUR MOCKTAIL, WHISKEY SOUR, WHISKEY SOUR MOCKTAIL

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By Elizabeth Swoish on November 14th, 2022

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