Smoked Margarita Sour - a simple yet spectacular twist on a classic margarita, made with cherry wood smoked tequila, while the cocktail foam is created with aquafaba (chickpea water), which makes this margarita sour cocktail vegan as well!
1tspcherry wood chipsor apple wood chips (any fruit wood chips will work)
For the glasses and garnish
Smoked sea salt for the rim
wedge of lime for the rim
Slicesof lime to garnish
Smoked Margarita Sour
4fl ozcherry wood smoked silver tequila
2fl ozcointreau or triple sec
2fl oz lime juicefreshly squeezed
1fl oz agave syrup
1fl oz aquafaba(chickpea water) OR
1fl oz egg white(instead of the aquafaba)
Place the tequila in a large glass bottle, with plenty of room for the smoke. A decanter with a plug-in cap should work perfectly well.
Place the wood chips in the smoke gun receptor (please read your smoke gun instructions to find out the right way to use it). Insert the pipe from the smoke gun into the bottle.
Activate/light the wood chips to create smoke, and fill the bottle with the cherry wood smoke.
Quickly close the bottle while it's full of smoke, without letting any of the smoke escape. Turn off the smoke gun.
Shake (or rock) the bottle gently a few times, and then allow the smoke to infuse the tequila for about 15 minutes. The color of the tequila will change into a very light yellow. Release the smoke in the bottle and store the tequila until needed.
This recipe CAN BE DOUBLED OR TRIPLED. You may need to smoke it for longer if you're using larger quantities of tequila.
For the glass and garnishes
Rub the lime wedge along the rim of both serving coupe glasses. Dip the rim in the smoked salt. Set aside.
Smoked Margarita Sour
Place all the ingredients (except for the ice) in a cocktail shaker. Use either aquafaba (for a vegan alternative) or egg whites, but do not use both.
Shake the cocktail vigorously for at least 10 seconds or longer for a dry shake, to foam up the aquafaba/egg white.
Add the ice and shake the cocktail for just a few seconds to chill the drink.
Pour the margarita into the coupe glasses and garnish with a slice of lime. You can either let the lime slice float on the margarita foam, or you can place a threaded lime slice on a cocktail pick, in your cocktail.