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Journalist Cocktail

Journalist Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

The Journalist is a cocktail that dates back to the early 1900's. I think this one has a natural appeal to journalists and may have been used for years as a liquid muse to those who compose words for a living - I know I like it. I am fond of the cartoon that illustrates this drink in the 1939 bar guide Just Cocktails, in which a visor-bearing writer is hammering out his story on an old typewriter, obviously trying to meet a tight deadline.

This classic cocktail is essentially a Perfect Martini, because of its equal parts of each style of vermouth, with the fruity splash of orange and lemon.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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