Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, add the sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Stir to combine.
Separately in another bowl, combine the egg white and water and whisk thoroughly. Add the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, liquid smoke (optional) and stir to combine.
Pour the spices into the egg mix bowl, then stir to combine.
Add the almonds to the bowl and stir to coat the almonds completely.
Transfer the almonds onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Evenly spread the almonds across the sheet.
Place the almonds into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Flip the almonds, then lower the heat to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until the almonds have dried and lightly browned.
Remove from the oven, flip the almonds again, and allow them to cool at room temperature. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for future use.