Cocktail Of The Week: Smokescreen

The weekend is here. Time for the Cocktail of the Week: The Smokescreen.

smokesmallFor this smoky mixture of Scotch and mint, bartender Alex Day took a cue from a beloved gin recipe created by a leader in modern drinking. “The Smokescreen was largely inspired by one of my favorite cocktails, Audrey Saunders’ ‘French Pearl.’ The simplicity of adding a touch of an herbal ingredient to an otherwise simple sour was a revelation, and I’ve since used it as a template in loads of drinks,” says Day.

Glass: Rocks


  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 ounces Bowmore Legend Islay Scotch
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce (scant) simple syrup
  • 1/4 ounce Green Chartreuse


Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker and muddle together. Shake with ice. Strain into double old fashioned glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with mint sprig.


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