The Smoked Gin Cocktail. Charred Oranges, a fresh sprig of rosemary, sweet spiced honey, and smoked gin take this cocktail classic to a whole new level.
A fun twist on your classic cocktail recipes, this Smoked Gin and Tonic contains the perfect harmony of smoky flavor, just like our Smoked Old Fashioned recipe, Dirty Smoked Martini, and Smoked Mezcal Margarita! If you’re getting tired of basic cocktails and need a refreshing spin, this Smoked Gin and Tonic is for you! Whether you’re looking for a unique cocktail to sip on after a long day or a cocktail to impress your dinner guests, this smoky cocktail is the right move.
What Is a Smoked Gin and Tonic?
A Smoked Gin and Tonic is similar to a regular gin and tonic but with the dramatic effect of smoke. The sweet flavors from the honey and orange slices combined with the smoked gin and tonic water create a perfectly refreshing cocktail. Plus, this recipe is super easy to make. You don’t need any fancy equipment unless you already have it. And you can make this smoked cocktail in 10 minutes! What’s not to love?
Why you’ll love this recipe
You don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home to enjoy this classy cocktail! All you need is a few simple ingredients, and you can make this fun twist on the classic gin and tonic!
- Orange slices
- Fresh rosemary sprigs
- Spiced Bees Knees Honey – You can use regular honey as well.
- Smoked Gin – We used Black Button Barrel Reserve Gin.
- Tonic water
How to Make This Gin and Tonic Recipe
While a bit more involved than your average cocktail, it is every bit worth it. Heat a small, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray and char the oranges for 2 to 4 minutes a side. Alternatively, a kitchen torch or grill works for this as well.
Quickly toss the rosemary sprig in the same pan until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add ice to a highball glass. Muddle 1 orange slice and a bit of rosemary. Add the honey, gin and tonic.
Stir to dissolve the honey and garnish with a fresh charred orange slice and toasted rosemary sprig.
Expert Recipe Tips
- Swap out the honey for simple syrup.
- For more flavor, add some orange bitters or Angostura bitters!
Nope, not this one. It must be made and enjoyed fresh!
Not at all! You’ll still get some smoky flavor from the charred orange peels!
No worries! You can char the oranges with a lighter, skillet, or grill!
Absolutely! If you want to add some smoke to your cocktail glass, light some wood chips on fire and place the glass upside down to trap the smoke. Let it sit for at least 30 seconds and then pour your cocktail in.
Nope! Just add all the ingredients to a cocktail glass, and you’re good to go!
Absolutely! Just multiply the ingredients by the number of people you have, and you can serve a large crowd!
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Watch your worries fade away with each sip of this Smoked Gin and Tonic. After trying this easy recipe, you’ll never settle for basic gin and tonic again! If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and let us know if you liked it!
Smoked Winter Gin and Tonic
- 1 orange - sliced into 1/4″ rounds
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1/2 tsp Spiced Bees Knees Honey
- 2 oz Smoked Gin
- 4 – 6 oz tonic water
- Heat a small heavy skillet over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray and char the oranges 2 to 4 minutes a side.
- Alternatively, a kitchen torch or grill works for this as well.
- Quickly toss the rosemary sprig in the same pan until fragrant, 30 seconds.
- Add ice to a highball glass. Muddle 1 orange slice and a bit of rosemary.
- Add the honey, gin and tonic.
- Stir to dissolve the honey and garnish with a fresh charred orange slice and toasted rosemary sprig.
Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.
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