This awesome cocktail has strange name with mysterious etymology, great story and elegant old-school composition – main alcohol (gin), vermouth and Ferne-Branca as bitter. The story of Hanky Panky Cocktail related to Ada Coleman – famous head-barman of Savoy Hotel and actor Charles Hawtrey. You may read great post about this cocktail on the LUPEC-Boston, one of my favorite cocktail-blog.
I prepared Hanky-Panky Cocktail (recipe courtesy of John Gertsen).
Hanky Panky Cocktail
50 ml gin
20 ml sweet vermouth
8 ml Fernet-Branca
Stir. Cocktail glass, garnish with an orange peel.
Great evening cocktail with well-balanced taste – dryness and botaniс of gin, sweetenes and herbal vermouth, bitternes and compose of Fernet-Branca. Great composition for real connoisseur.
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