Thursday, January 14, 2010
It's not yet noon, my dears, but after spending the morning combing our beloved Upper West Side for Free Brothers West Indian Orange Bitters & finally finding a bottle at Salumeria Rosi, I'm actually quite twitterpated to begin today's cocktail hour. The recipe is taken from that legendary grimoire, The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930) & the drink itself is ostensibly ruthless, though Minnie & I -- as many of you know -- are no slouches when it comes to Mixology & its even more enjoyable evil twin, alcohol consumption.
Satan's Whiskers Cocktail (Straight)
Of Italian Vermouth, French Vermouth, Gin & Orange Juice, two parts each ; of Grand Marnier one part ; Orange Bitters, a dash. Shake well & strain into cocktail glass.
I'll give you some time to hunt down your own bottle of orange bitters, fond brethren & then we'll be happy to compare notes & convivial anecdotes.
Roman & Minnie