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Smoke Screen Cocktail

Prep Time

25 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes




Raise your wood-fired spirits with this Traeger take on a classic Whiskey Sour. Pick your whiskey of choice, stir in some grilled lemon juice for an enhanced depth of flavor, and give it a smoky finish with just the right touch of smoked simple syrup.


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Units of Measurement:


  • 4 Whole lemons

  • 4 Ounce Ransom Whiskey

  • 1 1/2 Ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 500℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 2

    For the Grilled Lemon Juice: Slice 1 lemon in half and place on the grill. For the garnish, take other lemon and slice into wheels 1/4 inch thick and place on grill.


    • 4 Whole lemons

  • 3

    Cook for 15 minutes, or until the lemons have grill marks on one side. Set the lemon wheels aside. Juice the halved lemon, yielding 3/4 ounce of juice.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 4

    Combine Ransom Whiskey, 3/4 ounce grilled lemon juice and Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup in a shaker glass with ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a grilled lemon wheel. Enjoy!


    • 4 Ounce Ransom Whiskey

    • 1 1/2 Ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup

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