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Smith & Kearns

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This drink was created by the Blue Blazer's Gerbert "Shorty" Doebber in 1952 for two oilmen who were regulars, Smith and Curran. Over the years the drink was distorted from it's original ingredients and name. The bar atmosphere in which it was often ordered caused the name Curran to be misheard as Kearns and the original creme de cacao was soon replaced with Kahlua, or coffee liqueur. Both versions are great, personally cacao is my favorite, but if you order it in a bar you'll get coffee.

If you add vodka to this drink, a Smith & Wesson is formed.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Pour the coffee liqueur and cream into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with club soda.

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