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.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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