Smoked Coffee Martini

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Smoked cocktails are a celebration of smell, taste and sight. They’re dramatic, rich and deeply flavorful, making them a fantastic pick for holidays, special occasions, and weekend nights.

Freshly-brewed coffee, homemade simple syrup and a kiss of real smoke flavor imbue the drink with bittersweet complexity, while the neutrality of vodka coffee lets you adjust the recipe to your liking. Add more sweetness to create a dessert-like drink, or make it more of an aperitivo by leaning into the cocktail’s bitter coffee notes.

This recipe was created by our partner, Lauren Nagle. Lauren made the cocktail using our Marshal Centerbox Smoker, but you can make it on your smoker.  

1 Servings


Brewed Coffee and Simple Syrup
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • > ground coffee (for 4 cups)
  • 2 cups sugar
Smoked Coffee Martini
  • 2 ounces brewed coffee
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce smoked simple syrup
  • > fresh lemon rind
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1. Preheat the Oklahoma Joe’s Marshal Centerbox Smoker for two-zone cooking.
2. Set up the percolator to brew 4 cups of coffee.
Hot TipThis recipe produces extra brewed coffee and smoked simple syrup. Both can be stored for up to 7 days in the fridge.
3. Add the sugar to a foil pan and set it aside.
Hot TipIf the sugar isn’t dissolving in water, place the pan over direct heat. When the syrup reaches a low boil, place it back over indirect heat and continue to smoke.
4. When the grill reaches medium heat, place the percolator on the upper chamber of the smoker, over direct heat.
5. Close the lid and let the coffee brew for 10 minutes after percolation begins.
6. Remove from heat and set it aside to cool.
7. Next, place the foil pan over indirect heat.
8. Add 2 cups of water and whisk until combined.
9. Smoke the simple syrup over 250-275º F for about two hours.
10. Carefully remove the simple syrup from heat and cool until the mixture reaches room temperature.
11. In a cocktail shaker, combine the brewed coffee, vodka, coffee liqueur, and simple syrup.
12. Add ice and shake vigorously, until the cocktail is chilled.
13. Peel the rind off a lemon and rub it along the inside of a chilled coupe glass.
14. Using a cocktail strainer, pour the coffee martini mixture into the glassware, garnish with lemon peel, and enjoy.
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