Smoked Whiskey Sours


Cocktail time y’all!!

There’s nothing quite like a classic cocktail to make you feel fancy af. And for me, nothing beats a perfectly made whiskey sour. Classic, sweet, and sour perfection. This recipe takes that classic for a joyride, adding a hit of smokey deliciousness thanks to the Traeger. Make this recipe y’all! Delicious.

Smoked Whiskey Sours

Per cocktail

2 ounces whiskey

¾ ounce smoked citrus juice (*see below)

¾ ounce smoked simple syrup

1 egg white

Lemon garnish (*see below)

Smoked Citrus

8 – 10 lemons & limes, halved


1 lemon, thinly sliced

¼ cup packed dark brown sugar

For the Smoked Citrus

  1. When ready to cook, start your Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until a fire is established (4 – 5 minutes).
  2. Set the temperature to 200 degrees F with the Super Smoke Timberline option engaged, and preheat with the lid closed (10 – 15 minutes).
  3. Pop the lemons & limes in a baking tin, and super smoke for 40 – 45 minutes.
  4. Let the citrus cool until it’s workable, then juice through a strainer. Perfect.

For the Lemon Garnish

  1. Increase the Traeger temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed.
  2. Toss the lemon slices and brown sugar together in a bowl, getting each side completely coated. Grill for 20 – 25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until charred, caramelized, and beautiful.

To make each cocktail

  1. Combine whiskey, smoked citrus juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker, and fill with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the cocktail shaker is ice cold, about 25 – 30 seconds.
  2. Pour through a strainer into your favorite old fashioned cocktail glass, garnish with grilled lemon, and serve immediately.



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