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Django Reinhardt

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


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, and muddle to break down the orange.

  2. Add ice cubes to fill the shaker three-quarters full, cover, and shake to chill for about 15 seconds.

  3. Strain over ice into a rocks glass.

  4. Garnish with an orange slice.