Step 1: Choose Your Smoke
Pick out what you’ll be using to flavor your spirit or cocktail. Again, barks, wood chips, hard spices and herbs will all work.
Step 2: Choose Your Smoking Vessel
“When using a smoke gun, you want to make sure there is enough room to house both the smoke and the liquid,” Sarkis says. “Mason jars or carafes work well for this purpose.” Whatever you pick, make sure you can cover it with a lid or some other top that will hold in the smoke.
Step 3: Add Your Cocktail or Spirit to the Vessel
Pour your spirit of choice into the vessel or build your cocktail and strain it into the jar or carafe.
Step 4: Pack Your Gun
Fill the chamber of the smoking gun with a teaspoon of whatever flavoring you chose. Switch the gun on and ignite your herbs, spices or wood chips.
Step 5: Smoke Your Drink
Pipe the smoke into the vessel, then cap it off. Swirl the liquid around so the smoke infuses into it. Then uncap the vessel and pour the drink into a glass (over ice, if you would like). As the smoke pours out, let loose an “ooh” and an “ahh,” then drink up.