Go Back
+ servings

Smoked Old Fashioned

A smoked old fashioned is the best way to elevate your cocktail game! It's as easy as using an old fashioned smoker top to add some extra smoke flavor. This recipe has recommendations on the best bourbon for old fashioned and the best cocktail smokers available.
Course cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 148kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $4




  • Add water, bitters and sugar to rocks glass. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Add bourbon or rye.
  • Add ice or drink straight (no ice).
  • Using a Cocktail smoker (an old fashioned smoker top such as Foghat), a smoking gun or smoking tube), fill and cover glass with smoke. Allow smoke to remain in covered glass for 1-2 minutes (depending on desired smokiness). All smoke to release and enjoy.


Best Bourbon for Old Fashioned Recommendations
Ice: You can use ice cubes or a large ice block (sphere or square). The large ice block will melt more slowly.
Cocktail Variations:
Brandy: Use brandy instead of bourbon in your classic recipe.
Christmas Old Fashioned: Use rosemary and cranberry to garnish. Add a splash of apple cider.
Smoked Old Fashioned with Apple Cider: Add in a quarter cup of apple cider in your classic recipe.
Gin: Replace bourbon with gin.
Smoked Old Fashioned with Chocolate: Use chocolate bitters instead of orange bitters in your classic recipe.
Buffalo Trace: Follow classic recipe using Buffalo Trace Bourbon.
Bulleit: Follow classic recipe using Bulleit Bourbon.
Gingerbread Old Fashioned: Instead of simple syrup (sugar and water), use gingerbread syrup in your classic recipe. About 1 teaspoon.
Cranberry Old Fashioned: Use spiced cranberry syrup instead of simple syrup (water sugar).
Smoked Old Fashioned with Cinnamon: Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon simple syrup to recipe in place of sugar and water.
Crown Royal: Use the Crown Royal instead of your usual bourbon whiskey for this classic recipe.
Blood Orange Old Fashioned: Do the classic recipe and add in ¼ cup of blood orange juice. Garnish with blood orange.
Honey Old Fashioned: Replace the water and sugar with honey for this classic recipe.
Blackberry Old Fashioned: Replace the water and sugar with blackberry syrup for this classic recipe. Garnish with skewered blackberries.
Apple Old Fashioned: Use apple bitters instead of angostura and add ¼ cup apple cider. You can also use Stillhouse Apple Whiskey instead of bourbon.
Smoked Old Fashioned with Cognac: Follow classic recipe using a Cognac.
Fall Inspired: Replace the water and sugar with maple syrup for this classic recipe. Add 1.4 cup apple cider and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Brown Sugar Old Fashioned: Replace white sugar with brown sugar in classic recipe.
Espresso Old Fashioned: Add 1 shot espresso.
Bacon Old Fashioned: Add small bacon pieces in a cocktail shaker along with the usual ingredients, shake well and strain into a rocks glass before adding in bourbon.
Blueberry Old Fashioned: Replace the water and sugar with blueberry syrup for this classic recipe. Garnish with skewered blueberries.
Fig Old Fashioned: Replace simple syrup (water/sugar) with caramelized fig syrup.
Smoked Old Fashioned with Elderflower: Add ½ oz of St. Germain to classic recipe.
Smoked Old Fashioned with Fireball: Follow classic recipe using Fireball Whiskey.
Banana Old Fashioned: Replace the water and sugar with banana syrup for this classic recipe. Garnish with banana slice.
Grapefruit Old Fashioned: Use grapefruit bitters and/or add ¼ cup grapefruit juice.
Blanton’s: Use Blanton’s Bourbon in your old fashioned recipe.
Gentleman Jack: Use Gentleman Jack Bourbon, a premium version of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey in your classic old fashioned recipe.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg