Smoky Martini


Preparation info
  • Serves


    ; can be Multiplied as Desired
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Steak is back. So are cigars and martinis. After a decade of rabid health consciousness, Americans seem to be relaxing a bit about food and eating wisely, without forsaking a sense of enjoyment. This martini is fortified with a drop of liquid smoke, which makes it perfect for a barbecue.


  • ¼ cup gin
  • ½ teaspoon dry vermouth
  • 1 drop


Combine the gin, vermouth, and liquid smoke in a shaker with the ice and stir (do not shake) to mix. Strain the drink into a martini glass. Twist the lemon zest, shiny side down, over the martini, then drop it into the drink. Serve immediately.