The Satan’s Whiskers first appears in print in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book from 1930, but many attribute the drink to the Embassy Club in Prohibition-era Hollywood. The speakeasy was opened by restaurateur-cum-playboy Adolph “Eddie” Brandstatter, and played host to his personal entourage of starlets and high rollers. Satan’s Whiskers is a variation on the Bronx, and can be made one of two ways—either “straight” with Grand Marnier, or “curled” with orange curaçao.
- 1/2 ounce gin
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
- 1/4 ounce Grand Marnier or orange curaçao
- 1/2 ounce orange juice, fresh
- 3 dashes orange bitters
Garnish: orange peel
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange peel.