This cocktail, which appears in Kat Odell’s Day Drinking: 50 Cocktails for a Mellow Buzz (Workman Publishing Company, $15.95), was created by Erick Castro of San Diego’s Polite Provisions. It’s a rare drink that uses vermouth as the drink’s main component, notes Odell, as opposed to using vermouth more like a seasoning.
- 3 oz Vermouth
- 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 oz Simple syrup
- 2 orange slices
- Garnish: Orange slice
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, and muddle to break down the orange.
Add ice cubes to fill the shaker three-quarters full, cover, and shake to chill for about 15 seconds.
Strain over ice into a rocks glass.
Garnish with an orange slice.