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Smoky Mountain Bramble Cocktail

Smoky Mountain Bramble Cocktail

By Traeger Kitchen

Good vibes and good times are just a pour away with this concoction. We paired vodka with smoked blackberries, Alpine Liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup to create a refreshing summer cocktail.

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time

15 Min




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
Blackberry Simple Syrup
8 Ounce blackberries
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Ounce smoked blackberry syrup
1 1/2 Ounce vodka
5 smoked blackberries
3/4 Ounce lemon juice
3/4 Ounce Alpine Distilling Preserve Liqueur
1 lemon twist, for garnish


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 2

    To make Smoked Blackberry Simple Syrup: Place blackberries on a grill mat and smoke for 15 to 20 minutes.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C


  • 3

    Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a small sauce pan and warm over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and place 2/3 of blackberries in the simple syrup and macerate.

  • 4

    Strain through a fine mesh strainer and store for up to 14 days.

  • 5

    To make the cocktail: Muddle 4 to 5 smoked blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, Preserve Liqueur, lemon and smoked blackberry syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into an old fashioned glass.

  • 6

    Garnish with a smoked blackberry and lemon twist. Enjoy!

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