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Sarah Scrimshire

Smoked Honey Sage Bourbon Cocktail

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Welcome 2023! I hope everyone is off to a great start to the new year. Don’t worry if you already broke that resolution, life is too sho

This month, I wanted to focus on flavors and simple syrups. Each cocktail for the month is not only easy to make, but also a flavor explosion! This week, enjoy a Honey Sage Bourbon Cocktail smoked with Bourbon Barrel Smoke Dust. 

Simple syrups are just like they sound…simple! If you have never made a simple syrup before, it is typically a 1:1 ratio of water and sugar (or sugar substitute) and another flavor profile such as a fruit, spice, or herb.

To make sure this cocktail is not overly sweet, we made the simple syrup with honey instead of sugar so that this becomes a more savory cocktail instead of sweet. The sage leaves will add the herbaceous flavor and will go perfectly with a big ol’ ribeye steak!

Finally, we twisted the orange peel over the drink to express the juices and then we lit the flying juices on fire- this happens very quickly so watch a few videos on how to do this before trying!

Honey Sage Bourbon Cocktail

A simple mix of bold flavors…earthy…sweet….delicious.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Keyword: blood orange soda, bourbon, sage
Servings: 1


  • Small Pot for simple syrup
  • Sealed Container for simple syrup storage
  • Spoon
  • Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker
  • Butane Torch


Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 10-12 Sage Leaves Whole


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Honey Sage Syrup

Garnish & Smoke

  • 1 Orange Twist
  • 2-3 Sage Leaves
  • 1 pinch Bourbon Barrel Smoke Dust


Simple Syrup

  • Bring water, honey, and sage leaves to a boil, reduce to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
    1 cup Water, 1/2 cup Honey, 10-12 Sage Leaves Whole
  • Pour into air tight container and let cool.


  • Combine all ingredients with ice and stir.
    2 oz Bourbon, 1 oz Honey Sage Syrup

Smoke & Garnish

  • Smoke and garnish!
    1 Orange Twist, 1 pinch Bourbon Barrel Smoke Dust, 2-3 Sage Leaves

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3 thoughts on “Smoked Honey Sage Bourbon Cocktail”

  1. Do the 2-3 sage leaves go into the smoke show with the bourbon dust to be torched, or do they go directly into the drink? Do you recommend torching the glass first, and then adding the drink, or torch with drink already in the glass?

    1. You can definitely try burning the sage into your drink! However, in the recipe we are intending for the sage leaves at the end to act as a garnish. Another fun way to garnish it is to gently burn the end of the leaves as they’re in the glass. It will create a small chimney of sage smoke!

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