Have you ever heard of a cocktail smoker? If not, you're in for a treat! A drink smoker is a unique device that allows you to infuse your favorite beverages with a smoky flavor. It's a fantastic way to add depth and complexity to your cocktails, mocktails, and even non-alcoholic drinks. But how does it work? Let's dive into the fascinating world of cocktail smokers and discover how they can elevate your drinking experience.

How does a Drink Smoker Work?

A drink smoker is a compact and portable device that uses wood chips or herbs to produce smoke. The smoke is then captured in a glass dome along with your drink, infusing it with a delightful smoky aroma and taste. The process is quite simple:

  1. Place your desired wood chips or herbs in the smoker's chamber.
  2. Ignite the wood chips or herbs using a lighter or a built-in ignition system.
  3. Once the smoke starts to billow out, cover the chamber with a glass or container to capture the smoke.
  4. Let the smoke infuse your drink for a few minutes, depending on your preference.
  5. Remove the glass or container, and voila! Your drink is now infused with a smoky flavor.

What are the benefits of using a drink smoker?

Using a drink smoker can take your beverage game to a whole new level. Here are some of the benefits:

Enhanced flavor: The smoky aroma and taste can add complexity and depth to your drinks, making them more enjoyable.

Creative possibilities: With a drink smoker, you can experiment with different wood chips and herbs to create unique flavor combinations.

Entertainment factor: Imagine impressing your guests with a smoky cocktail or mocktail crafted using the power of gravity. It's a surefire way to make a lasting impression.

Versatility: Drink smokers can be used with a wide range of beverages, including cocktails, whiskey, tea, coffee, and even water.

Portability: The Kompact drink smoker includes a carrying case and one is available for the large Stündenglass separately, allowing you to enjoy smoky drinks wherever you go.

How should a cocktail smoker be used?

Mix your cocktail, place drink on the beverage or tray cloche, fill the chamber of the Stündenglass with woodchips or herbs, and torch the smoking material, flip the water filled glass globes to force smoke into the cloche, then let it rest for your desired amount of time and enjoy your smoked cocktail. If you prefer a less smoky cocktail, consider smoking the glass only and then mixing your drink in that smoked glass.

Introducing the best cocktail smoker

If you’re in the market for a drink smoker, Stündenglass offers one of the best cocktail smoker kits available. The Stündenglass drink smoker is crafted from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum and features borosilicate glass globes to ensure pure flavor.

Smoked Cocktail with Stundenglass

Advantages of the Stündenglass cocktail smoker kit

Having your own cocktail smoker kit allows you to make your own recipes at home and eliminates the need to go to the local bar to enjoy a smoked cocktail.

  • Create cocktails worthy of a bar and sip them in the comfort of your own home
  • Add a distinctly smoky flavor with ease
  • Entertain your guests and make them feel special
  • Experiment with new and unique cocktail recipes
  • Tray Cloche fits most glass sizes
  • Beautifully designed and elegantly displayed
  • Highly efficient smoking performance
  • Patented design backed by an extended 10-year warranty

Cocktail Smoker FAQs

What is the point of a cocktail smoker?

You can infuse your drinks with smoke, imparting the flavor of things like wood chips, herbs, and even coconut onto your cocktails.

How do you use a cocktail smoker?

Prepare your cocktail, set on the beverage or tray cloche, put woodchips or herbs in the chamber, and torch the material, flip the glass globes to fill the cloche with smoke then let it rest for your desired amount of time and enjoy your smoked cocktail.

How long does it take to smoke a cocktail?

According to most expert mixologists, you should give the smoke three to five minutes to impart flavor. However, you are free to try different time frames based on your own preferences.

What are the flavors of cocktail smokers?

Common woodchip include, apple, oak, alder, mesquite, pecan, and hickory. Other options like herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, and cinnamon provide unique flavors.

Can you smoke food with a cocktail smoker?

The Stündenglass drink smoker can also be used to smoke food. The larger, Tray Cloche, provides a big enough surface area to impart smokiness on your favorite dish.

How popular are smoked cocktails?

Smoked Cocktails have become increasingly popular over the last few years, with the Stündenglass often taking prime spotlight. It's even been featured in some very highly rated TV shows like Selena + Chef (Season 4 - Episode 2) and Bar Rescue (multiple episodes).

Selena + Chef with Stundenglass