Cocktail Recipe: Satan’s Whiskers

I discovered this forgotten classic cocktail in one of my favorite bar books, “Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century.” The authors say there are two ways to make Satan’s Whiskers, straight or curled. The “straight” Whiskers uses Grand Marnier; the “curled” Whiskers uses Cointreau. I did mine straight. And straight up.

The recipe, after the jump.

Satan’s Whiskers

3/4 ounce gin
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
3/4 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1 dash orange bitters

Straining the orange:

Shake with cracked ice; strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with an orange twist. For Satan’s Whiskers curled, substitute curacao for Grand Marnier.