Smoked flavors are going to be grow throughout 2018. Mezcal, the smokier and more savory sister of tequila, is having a moment in cocktail culture that is sure to continue to take off through the rest of the year.
Additionally, smoking cocktails have also become common practice at bars. Smoking boxes and techniques give spirits and mixed drinks a fuller, more robust flavor, which makes for the perfect drink to sip.
Smoked cocktails have hit the home entertainer as well, with smoking boxes becoming more affordable and readily available to cocktail aficionados who prefer to drink at home.