Satan’s Whiskers

A variation on the Bronx that can be made one of two ways—either “straight” with Grand Marnier or “curled” with orange curaçao.

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.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 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

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange peel.
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