Cocktails to Make You Smile

Cocktails to Make You Smile
Posted on 12/27/2023
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The “Smile Cocktail”

Who doesn't like a good smile? When that Smile is a cocktail it gets even better! The Smile Cocktail combines Gin, Grenadine and fresh lemon juice. We're guessing the name came from the drink designer who said something like "That drink brings a smile to my face!"

Adjust the amount of lemon for more or less tartness. You can add some club soda if desired.


1 oz Gin

1 oz Grenadine

Juice from 1/3 of a lemon



Add ice to a cocktail shaker

Add all ingredients to the shaker

Shake well for at least 10 seconds

Pour over ice into an Old Fashioned, High Ball or glass of your choice



The Molar-ita

The Molar-ita is a refreshing cross between a mojito and a margarita. Feel free to dip the rims of your glasses in salt for a true margarita effect and to make it a mocktail, just skip the tequila and add extra sparkling water.



  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces silver tequila
  • Cold soda water or sparkling water
  • 1 lime, sliced into thin wheels


  1. Tear the mint leaves into pieces and put into a 24 ounce cocktail shaker with lime juice, sugar, and tequila. Add crushed ice and shake well.
  2. Strain over ice into lowball glasses and top off with soda water.
  3. Garnish with mint leaves and lime slices.


The “Long Island Iced Teeth”

Not for the faint of heart, this cocktail contains 4 oz of alcohol. Best to have the Uber app queued up for this one!



  • 3/4 ounce vodka
  • 3/4 ounce white rum
  • 3/4 ounce silver tequila
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Cola, to top
  • Garnish: lemon wedge


  1. Add the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, simple syrup and lemon juice to a Collins glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with a splash of the cola and stir briefly.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
  4. Serve with a straw.
Cheers to a Happy New Year from Tollgate Orthodontics!