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Technology FTW: The Smoking Gun


The Smoking Gun

Ever sit down to brunch, with a nice tall bloody mary, fully garnished, and think, “man this would taste really good if it was smoked”? Well, if the idea didn’t cross your mind before, let it cross it now. PolyScience, a leading manufacturer of innovative culinary technology, has invented a new product aptly named “The Smoking Gun.” It is a handheld food smoker that uses natural cool smoke to impart wood flavors (such as hickory, applewood, mesquite and cherry) into foods that usually aren’t smoked — such as butter, oysters, cocktails, salads, chocolate, meringue, etc.

The adventurous are challenged expand their culinary creativity by smoking with flavors like teas, spices, and dried flowers. Sounds cool, right? But the real question is, can it be used with fine beverages? The answer is YES, as witnessed in the Applewood Smoked Bloody Mary Mix video below:

I am curious to hear ideas for using The Smoking Gun in cocktails, outside of the Bloody Mary. Any mixologists (or non-mixologists) care to weigh in?


  1. William Bennett | Friday, August 20, 2010

    Whoah … a smoking gun. This is pretty rad, but 100 bucks for such a gadget just doesn’t seem realistic. Although, I could totally see myself smoking all my food.

    I wonder what this would do to beer? Do you think you could turn a “regular” porter into a smoked porter? Would be a rad experiment.

  2. Brian | Friday, August 20, 2010

    If the Chef says it’s delicious, it must be!

    Cool take it on it though, infusing it into a bloody mary.

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