Happy Hump Day! Here's the cocktail that will get you through to Friday.
| The incomparable "37 1/2." | Zach Garrison|
By 5 p.m., Little Country Gentleman (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0719) is coming to life, emerging from its daily slumber. In the morning hours, the whitewashed rustic space in Clayton is occupied by Half & Half, one of the most popular breakfast spots in town. But in the afternoon hours, a transformation takes a place.
Perhaps the most visible signal that a change has occurred is the presence of Jeffrey Moll Jr., who stands behind the bar, accoutrements at hand, ready to make some fine cocktails. It seems we've stumbled in at just the right time, because Moll is currently reimagining one of his favorite drinks to fit the colder temperatures -- the "37 ½," and we're feeling the sweet, sweet burn of whiskey and smoke.
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