Smiler Cocktail


Smiler Cocktail
1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
1 Dash Orange Juice. (1 Dash Tangerine Juice)
1/4 Italian Vermouth. (1/2 oz Carpano Antica)
1/4 French Vermouth. (1/2 oz Martini & Rossi Dry Vermouth)
1/2 Dry Gin. (1 oz Beefeater Gin)
(Strip Tangerine Peel)
Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass.

The oranges were getting a tad dry, so subbed in tangerine juice, as it is in season. To punch up the orange, I also squeezed a bit of tangerine peel over the drink and dropped it in before adding ice.

This is more or less a rather easy drinking, slightly orangey, bittered, perfect Martini.

If that’s not something to smile about, I don’t know what is.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

2 thoughts on “Smiler Cocktail

  1. I always like your photos, but there’s something about this that captures the feeling of being at home in the kitchen.

    And the drink sounds great. Sort of a drier Income Tax or Bronx. I’ll have to make this.

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Rowen!

    It’s interesting how the equipment, mostly decent lenses and a tripod, has changed the photos. I would say they are tending more towards still lives than previously.

    In this case, the prep surrounding the cocktails is for spring risotto with asparagus, spinach, leeks, and snap peas.

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