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