Mixology Monday time again. We are hosted this month by Vidiot at Cocktailians who choose Vermouth as our theme. This includes sweet (Italian) or dry (French) vermouth, quinquina, aperitif wines, or any fortified, aromatized wine such as Lillet or Dubonnet.
With Halloween upon us I figured I could scare up something. I decided to go with this classic 1920s cocktail “Satan’s Whiskers” a gin cocktail sporting both dry and sweet vermouth, orange juice, Grand Marnier and Orange Bitters. It can be made with blood orange juice if you wish to serve it blood-red rather than pumpkin-orange for your Halloween party.
- ½ oz gin
- ½ oz dry vermouth
- ½ oz sweet vermouth
- ½ oz freshly-squeezed orange juice
- ½ oz Grand Marnier
- 1 dash orange bitters
Stir with ice, then strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.