Smoke Break Recipe

Smoke Break Cocktail Recipe in a Decanter filled with smoke After using the Sixpence Alchemy Cocktail Smoker

A delicious, fun and aesthetically appealing cocktail - this version of the Smoke Break Cocktail was created by Los Angeles bartender Jake Larowe.

Smoke Break Cocktail Ingredients

  • 60ml Bourbon
  • 20 ml cream sherry
  • 15 ml Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
    • Or any sweet vermouth that tickles your fancy
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Dried black cherries and dark chocolate (garnish)
  • 1 pinch cherry wood chips
  • 2 dashes of Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Bitters
    • A decent alternative is to use a splash of Campari (it is intensely bitter)

If you want to learn more about cherrywood chips and the food and drinks they pair well with, check out our 'Natural Wood Chip Flavour' page

Sixpence Alchemy Cocktail Infuser

Smoke Break Cocktail Method

  1. Add smoke to a glass decanter by adding the cherrywood chips to the chamber of the Sixpence Alchemy Smoke Infuser or Hardwood Cocktail Smoker, then cover the top of the decanter to catch the smoke.
  2. In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, cream sherry, vermouth, bitters and ice, and whisk until chilled well.
  3. Strain contents into the prepared decanter. Cap it to allow the drink to mix with the smoke. Allow sitting until desired smokiness is achieved.
  4. In a rocks glass with 1 big ice cube, strain the contents.
  5. Now serve it alongside a plate of dark chocolate and dried black cherries
  6. And lastly - ENJOY!
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