- 15 ml (½ oz.) London Dry Gin
- 15 ml (½ oz.) Dry Vermouth
- 15 ml (½ oz.) Red Vermouth
- 15 ml (½ oz.) Fresh orange juice
- 15 ml (½ oz.) Orange Curaçao
- 1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
- Cocktail glass
- Cobbler Shaker
- Fine sieve
- Bar spoon
Pour all the ingredients into the cobbler shaker, add ice and shake. Double strain into a previously chilled cocktail glass. Decorate with an orange peel.
Versions of the Satan’s Whiskers
There are two versions of this drink, but the difference is very small. The first, called “straight” is made with Grand Marnier, while the second, called “curled” is made with Orange Curaçao. I personally prefer the curled one and recommend using Pierre Ferrand’s Dry Curaçao.
I really like Santan’s Whiskers. The ingredients choice of the ingredients, the balance and the preparation technique play a fundamental role in the success of this drink. Feel free to change the proportions according to your taste or that of the customer.
To “improve” this drink you can make a orange juice cold reduction to concentrate the flavor or you can dissolve a weak acid inside, such as citric acid, ascorbic acid, malic or tartaric acid (15-20 gr / liter) to give a better taste to the orange juice.