Monday, June 12, 2017

Smiler Cocktail

I think of the "Smiler" as an insult used on people who don't have anything to say but stand around enjoying the comedy of life. Someone will call them out as a "ga'damn smiler." This is really a very old abasement, though. And I image this is an old drink.

It's bitter, it's sweet, and it really feels like a classic variation of a Martini created at a hotel trying to use available ingredients to do something unique. Try it, you'll be a smiler too.
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1/2 tsp orange juice
  • dash Angostura bitters
 Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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