Entries from 1 September 2009
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.
Tags: Fernet · Gin · Vermouth sweet
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.
Tags: Angostura bitters · Brandy · Fernet
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.
Tags: Cherry brandy · Vodka
This simple but so strange cocktail is unusual modification of Vodka Stinger Cocktail.
30 ml vodka
30 ml green creme de menthe
15 ml Cointreau
Shake. Cocktail glass.
Admirable digestive cocktail with smooth and sweet mint taste. Light orangу notes in aftertaste is very pleasant and interesting.
Tags: Cointreau · Creme de menthe · Vodka