Bring the flavor of the tropics to your next backyard party or relaxing afternoon at home with the Tiki Bonfire Smoke cocktail. It combines the best of everything from a friendly gathering on the beach: rum, delicious tropical fruit, and the smoky ambience of a bonfire on the beach. The cocktail itself creates a party atmosphere and brings back warm memories of vacations past.
Presentation matters when it comes to serving the Tiki Bonfire Smoke, too. To truly create an island party ambience, take some extra time to grill the garnish and at the smoke directly before serving. The end result will convince your guests they are on an island getaway even if they never stray from your city high-rise living room or suburban backyard.
This island-inspired cocktail uses all the best tastes from a tropical location. Use your favorite rum and consider different fruit garnishes for a new experience every time. It is easy enough to customize this cocktail for every guest at your party. Some may prefer all white rum while others go for a darker blend. Consider adding a splash of grenadine for extra tart flavor or a paper umbrella at the very end for a fun holiday style.
- 1 ounce light rum
- 1 ounce spiced or Jamaican rum
- ½ ounce Angostura bitters
- 1 ounce lime or lemon juice
- 1 ounce orange juice
- ½ ounce pineapple syrup
- Pineapple slice or citrus slice to garnish
Create the Tiki Smoked Cocktail Experience
Use a cocktail shaker to combine the rum, bitters, juices, syrup, and ice thoroughly. Shake hard to ensure all flavors are combined perfectly. While you can simply pour this concoction over fresh ice in a tall glass, it takes something extra special to create the smoked version of this delicious cocktail. The extra steps you take with the Busy Bee Pro Smoker Set will make all the difference in the end.
If you are having a backyard cookout when serving these tropical drinks, throw a few slices of pineapple on the grill before cocktail construction begins. You can also grill orange, lemon, or lime slices as garnishes for this drink. This not only adds another layer of smoky flavor, but also gives a unique look to the experience. If you are not barbecuing at the time, use the luxury butane torch to prepare the fruit slices.
Add ice cubes to the tall glass, pour the cocktail mixture over it. Then, get out your smoker set to add the final element to the Tiki Bonfire Smoke cocktail. Use barrel aged oak chips in the smoker with the steel mesh smoking screen in place. This wood imparts the essence of old rum barrels and pirate ships and a sense of true adventure. Use the butane torch as instructed to fill the top of the glass with the swirling smoke. Garnish quickly with the grilled pineapple or citrus slice, and serve right away for an amazing bonfire experience.