American Beauty Recipe
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The perfect signature drink for your soiree, this is surprisingly smooth, so it’ll go down easy. But be careful: Too many of these and you’ll go from American Beauty to Sleeping Beauty! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce brandy
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon clear creme de menthe
  • 1 teaspoon port wine

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 98 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add the vermouth, orange juice, brandy, grenadine and creme de menthe; cover and shake for 10-15 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass; top with port. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as American Beauty in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p56

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