Sarah Scrimshire

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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