How to Make an Impressive Smoke Filled Ice Ball To Crack Open Over a Stirred Cocktail With a Hammer

In an episode of Cocktail Chemistry, a skilled mixologist demonstrates how to make an impressive “smoke bomb” using just a few tools, fire, ice and a beautiful Luxard maraschino cherry to plug the hole. Perfect for a stirred cocktail.

One of the coolest tricks I know is this “smoke bomb”. Fill an ice ball with smoke, only to smash it open over your cocktail.

This recipe combines elements from both his “Ice Ball Cocktail” and the “Smoked Cocktail”.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.