Smoky Honey Sour

Rim the glass with smoked sea salt, a salt that is naturally smoked over fragrant wood fires. Its subtle hint of smokiness highlights the sweet and sour notes in this drink.

short cocktail glass rimmed with salt and yellow-tinted drink
Photo: Brie Passano
Total Time:
5 mins


  • Lime wedge

  • Smoked salt

  • ¼ cup mezcal or brewed lapsang souchong tea, cooled

  • 2 tablespoon (1 oz.) fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon honey simple syrup*

  • 1 egg white or 2 Tbsp. aquafaba (liquid from canned garbanzo beans)

  • Ice cubes


  1. Rub lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass. Spread smoked salt on a small plate. Dip half of the rim into the salt to coat.

  2. In a cocktail shaker combine next four ingredients (through egg white). Cover and shake until the mixture no longer sounds sloshy (pressure will build). Add ice. Cover and shake until very cold. Strain into prepared glass.

Honey Simple Syrup

In a small bowl, stir together 2 Tbsp. honey and 2 Tbsp. water until honey is dissolved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
38g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Sodium 649mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 10.2mg 51%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 116mg 2%
Folate, total 5.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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