1/4 Lillet (3/4 oz Cocchi Americano)
1/4 Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Cocchi Vermouth)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist to complement the Lillet and vermouth.
After the On the Boulevard, I decided to pick the Hoots Mon off of the Anvil's new 100 Drink list. In searching for some history on this Scotch drink, I accidentally swapped which word had the "s," and the search engine asked if I was looking for "hot moms." The proper spelling avoided this, and I learned that it was a Scottish phrase for "hey man" with some definitions including a sense of impatience or dissatisfaction. The recipe appears in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, and I had seen it there and other places for years; however, I passed over it each time without giving it a chance. The structure of the drink reminded me of Highland Kitchen's Buckminster with gin and Maurin Quina in place of the classic's Scotch and vermouth; since that was quite delicious, I was game to try the Hoots Mon.