The Satan’s Whiskers cocktail appears in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail book, but is essentially a variation on a Bronx cocktail from Hugo R. Ensslin’s ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks’, published earlier in 1916. Featuring three different types of orange – juice, liqueur and bitters, the Satan’s Whiskers cocktail is a juicy glass of bittersweet deliciousness.
There are two versions of the drink; one uses Grand Marnier, the other, orange curaçao. This recipe is considered the “straight” version, while the other is “curled.”
Ingredients for a Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail (straight)
15ml Grand Marnier
30ml sweet vermouth
30ml dry vermouth
30ml freshly squeezed orange juice
Dash orange bitters
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Enjoy!