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.
This very interesting cocktail was found in the Coctails and Mixed Drinks by Anthony Hogg. Elegant and delicious composition of brandy and Fernet-Branca. Actually, Fernet-Branca is my favorite palatable bitter.
35 ml brandy
35 ml Fernet-Branca
1 dash Angostura
2 dash rich sugar syrup (2:1)
Stir. Cocktail glass, garnish with a twist of lemon peel.
This cocktail with amazing russian-sound name – Volga Boatman – has classic composition – vodka (as main alcogol), cherry-brandy liqueur (as sweetener) and orange juice (for diluting). You may find another recipe with kirsch instead cherry-brandy for more dry drink.
45 ml vodka
20 ml cherry-brandy liqueur
20 ml fresh orange juice
Admirable cocktail for long evening. The Volga Boatman Cocktail has so sweet and so strong fruit taste with piquant bitternes of cherry.