Chanticlear Cocktail Recipe Drinks

Chanticleer Cocktail Recipe

This drink is fairly dry from the gin and vermouth, but the orange liqueur adds a bit of sweetness.  That keeps it from being as astringent as, say, a martini.  Dry drinks like this one are good before a meal, to whet the appetite. Bottoms up!

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Chanticleer

Ingredients

1 oz Gin ( I recommend a London dry, like Beefeater)
1.5 oz Dry vermouth
0.5 oz Orange liqueur (Cointreau works well)
Orange twist

Instructions

  1. Pour the first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice, shake, and strain into a cocktail glass.
  2. Squeeze the orange peel over the drink to release the oils, then drop it into the drink.

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