Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Smith Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  41
1/2 large bar glass ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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3 dash Angostura bitters

Ingredient: Angostura bitters

What it is:  Bitters

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1/2 jigger gin (Jenever)

Ingredient: gin (Jenever)

Also Known As:  Holland gin, , Dutch gin, Genever What it is:  Gin

Also called Holland Gin or Genever, it is a juniper-flavored and strongly alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France, from which gin evolved.

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1/2 jigger French vermouth

Ingredient: French vermouth

Also Known As:  Dry vermouth, White vermouth What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and chamomile.

Substitution:  vermouth

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Fill mixing-​glass half-​full fine ice, add three dashes Angostura bitters, one-​half jigger Holland gin, one-​half jigger French vermouth; shake until cold. Strain into cocktail-​glass; twist a small piece lemon-​peel on top.