• Laughing soup

    1 month ago - By Cocktail Virgin Slut

    1/2 jigger Gin 1/4 jigger French Vermouth 2 spoon Sweet & Sour
    Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass; I added a lemon twist.
    For a drink two Wednesday nights ago, I turned to Bill Boothby's 1934 World Drinks and How to Mix Them and spotted the Laughing Soup. While I was intrigued by the concept of dry vermouth in a Gin Sour, the name lured me in for it reminded me of giggle water - another late 1920s euphemism for an illicit cocktail. Here, the Laughing Soup toyed the nose with lemon and herbal aromas. Next, lemon and dry white wine on the sip chuckled into gin and herbal...
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