Such complex flavors with the gin, vermouth, and orange liqueur in this Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail. Post may contain affiliate links.
So many cocktails, so little time. Seriously. When you give yourself a made-up job of having to make, photograph and drink a cocktail a week, you come to realize that there are millions of cocktails. How to choose? Sometimes you want a classic – like this Manhattan or sometimes you want to go all new school with infusions like this Chamomile Pear Elderflower Martini. For this week’s I wanted a classic, so I turned to The 12 Bottle Bar book. This is a wonderful book with hundreds of cocktails that you can make with only 12 bottle of liquor in your bar.
The irony of that is that we are so far from a 12 bottle bar, it’s ridiculous. We peruse the specialty aisles at the liquor store constantly, looking for some odd gem that we don’t have. We are guilty of buying a bottle of something we’ve never heard of before or buying something just because we saw it used in one cocktail that we simply must make now. Our liquor cabinet started out as a small cabinet by the fridge. Then it expanded to the bottom an antique sideboard. Now, it also includes a metal shelving unit in the laundry room.
So, this cocktail with gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange liqueur (used my homemade), orange juice and bitters, was a piece of cake. We had it all. This cocktail wasn’t all that pretty, but it had a wonderful complex flavor. We will definitely be making it again! Some things you might like to use to make this cocktail: Enamel Cocktail Shaker, Angostura Bitters, Stemless Martini Glasses.
- 1 oz dry gin
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
- 1/2 oz orange liqueur
- 1 oz orange juice
- dash orange bitters
- Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Add ingredients and shake for about 15 seconds. Strain into a martini glass.