Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour

A cocktail recipe from Bittermilk

We’re pretty excited about these cocktail mixers from Bittermilk in Charleston, SC.  These mixers are hand crafted and hand bottled, all you need to do is add the booze! Husband and wife team MariElena and Joe Raya developed Bittermilk to make it easier for you to make craft cocktails at home.  They have created their mixers with all-natural, mostly organic ingredients. Each of their products use a bittering agent, a sweetener, and an acid to help you create a perfectly balanced cocktail. Bittermilk No. 3 (Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour) is a revamped old classic made by slowly smoking honey over Willett Distillery bourbon barrels. Bitter orange peel and fresh lemon make for a slightly tart and smoky cocktail. Honey, when shaken vigorously, adds a nice frothy head that is traditional for a classic whiskey sour cocktail.

We think this Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour cocktail pairs really well with a cheese board that includes Brabander Reserve, an extra aged cheese that is intense and ambrosial, like parmesan bathing in rich brown goat butter.

photo courtesy of @bittermilk



  • Shake with lots of ice.
  • Pour into rocks glass.
  • Garnish with lemon twist.

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Check out other Bittermilk recipes on our blog: Charred Grapefruit Tonic, Pinky Swear Cocktail, and La Cabra Cocktail.