In contrast to tough guy Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson, this classic vermouth-based cocktail is a smooth operator. Be sure your bottles of vermouth are fresh—if it's been in your liquor cabinet for a year, throw it out!
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- Yield:makes 1 cocktail
- Active time: 2 minutes
- Total time:2 minutes
- 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth
- 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
- 1 dash orange bitters
- Garnish: lemon twist
Add dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, Peychaud's Bitters, and orange bitters to a mixing glass. Fill 2/3 full with ice and stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist and serve.