The Lemony Smoke-It (Smoky Lemon Cocktail)

by Ian Wickman

The Lemony Smoke-It (Smoky Lemon Cocktail)

Simple and sublime, deep smoked flavor balanced against tart lemon plus bursts of herbaly lemony sumac with a delightful vodka core. All the good things in one simple package!
Course Drinks
Keyword smokey lemon cocktail, smoky lemon cocktail
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Ian Wickman


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka (I used Tahoe Blue Vodka)
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp smoked simple syrup
  • 1 pinch sumac (for the rim)


  • Add vodka, lemon juice, and smoked simple syrup to a shaking tin. Add ice and shake short, about 5 seconds.
  • Rim a rocks glass with ground sumac, add ice, and strain shaken cocktail into the glass. Enjoy!


This beautiful smoky lemon cocktail covers all the bases, perfect for sitting outside sipping while the grill is going and friends are chatting! Plus, who doesn’t like smoky deliciousness in a cocktail???

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