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Hanky Panky Cocktail

Photo of a Hanky Panky  in a coupe glass with an orange twist.
Photo by Cristian Barnett

This classic cocktail made with gin, sweet vermouth, and bitter fernet was first created in the 1920s by Ada Coleman, head bartender of The Savoy Hotel’s American Bar in London, and named after actor Sir Charles Hawtrey (but not the one of Carry On film fame).


Makes 1 cocktail

1½ oz. (45ml) gin
1½ oz. (45ml) sweet vermouth
2 dashes Fernet-Branca
Strip of orange peel, to serve
  1. Stir gin, sweet vermouth, and Fernet-Branca with ice until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist a swathe of orange peel over the surface of the drink and add to glass as garnish.

cover of Gin the Manual book.
Reprinted with permission from Gin: The Manual by Dave Broom, copyright © 2015. Published by Mitchell Beazley. Buy the full book from Amazon.
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