The Smokey Lemon Cocktail

The Smokey Lemon Cocktail

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Recipe by Course: Drink Night


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This cocktail is a classic in the making. The heat of the chipotle-honey simple syrup and the sour lemon come together to make an irresistible cocktail.


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Vodka, Tequila, or Rum

  • 1 1/2 Ounce Lemon Juice

  • 1 Ounce Chipotle-honey simple syrup

  • 1 Dried chiles for garnish

  • Chipotle-Honey Simple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Chipotle chile powder

  • 1/4 Cup Honey

  • 1/4 Cup Water


  • Chipotle-Honey Simple Syrup
  • Combine the chile powder, honey and water in a small pan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and allow the syrup to cool.
  • Transfer the syrup to a small container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Cocktail
  • Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake for 30 seconds and pour into an ice filled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the dried chile and serve.

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