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4 jars with herbs and simple syrup

Smoked Simple Syrup for Smoked Cocktails

Your barbecue parties are way too cool to settle for boring beverages. With this smoked simple syrup recipe, you'll be shaking up smoked cocktails like you're a mixologist on the Vegas strip.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktails, smoked
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 64 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water

Flavor Infusers

  • orange, lemon or lime rind
  • mint
  • basil, rosemary, sage
  • jalapeno slices
  • sliced ginger


  1. Heat smoker to 180F degrees.

  2. Pour sugar and water into a 13 x 9 pan. Stir. Smoke for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to ensure sugar is dissolved.

  3. Place your selected flavor infusers into mason jars. The more you add, the stronger the flavor will be. Pour the smoked syrup on top. Cover. Let steep for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Refrigerate leftover syrup. To stop the flavor from intensifying, strain out the flavor infusers.

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Simple Syrup for Smoked Cocktails
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 16g18%
Calcium 1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.