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Satan’s Whiskers

Following up on yesterday’s Grand Marnier post, I figured I’d share these photos of the Satan’s Whiskers cocktail I made:

  

A recipe for the Satan’s Whiskers cocktail taken from Imbibe Magazine:

•1/2 oz. gin
•1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
•1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
•1/2 oz. dry vermouth
•1/2 oz. orange juice
•Dash orange bitters

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

 

The cocktail first appeared in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930, and there were actually two versions, “Satan’s Whiskers (straight)” and “Satan’s Whiskers (curled)” — with curacao in place of Grand Marnier in the latter.

Thirsty For More?
— This post on Cold Glass has a thorough assessment of the drink.

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Remembering ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan

Tonight I’ll be having a bottle of Brooklyn Lager and a shot of Jameson in remembrance of Douglas Corrigan’s flight from Brooklyn to Ireland.

On July 17, 1938, Douglas Corrigan filed a flight plan for a return trip to California from Brooklyn.

He ended up in Ireland.
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The story’s really quite fascinating. Some say he pulled the stunt intentionally, after having been denied permission to cross the Atlantic.

The following is from History.com:

After arriving in New York, Corrigan filed plans for a transatlantic flight, but aviation authorities deemed it a suicide flight, and he was promptly denied.

Instead, they would allow Corrigan to fly back to the West Coast, and on July 17 he took off from Floyd Bennett field. After takeoff, he made a 180-degree turn and vanished.

Twenty-eight hours later, Corrigan landed his plane in Dublin. He stepped out of his plane and exclaimed: “Just got in from New York. Where am I?”

Seems like the sort of thing that should be remembered with suds and spirit.

As I said at the outset of this post, I’ll be having a bottle of Brooklyn Lager and a shot of Jameson tonight. Still, I think the old boy deserves a drink named after him.
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I was thinking something along the lines of a Manhattan made with Irish whiskey (plus a few other little additions):

Wrong Way Corrigan
•2 ounces Irish whiskey
•1/2 oz sweet vermouth
•1/2 oz dry vermouth
•Splash lemon juice
•Dash orange bitters

Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or serve in a lowball glass with fresh ice.

Thoughts? It’s essentially just a a perfect Manhattan with Irish whiskey and some citrus (lemon juice and orange bitters).

If this drink already exists and has a name just let me know in the comments section.

Of course, any occasion such as this is a perfect time for an Aviation Cocktail:
Liquor.com
•Imbibe Magazine
Cold Glass

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Anejo Old Fashioned

Last month I wrote about some flavored Old Fashioneds for National Bourbon Heritage month. Today’s drink is sort of similar, but different. It’s an Anejo Old Fashioned:

About This Cocktail
A tequila twist on the typical Old Fashioned, made with agave syrup in place of muddled sugar.

Anejo Old Fashioned

Adapted from Liquor.com:

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Ingredients
2 ounces anejo tequila
1/4 oz agave syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Lightly muddle the agave syrup, bitters and an orange peel in an Old Fashioned glass. Fill with ice and add the tequila. Stir, and garnish with an orange wedge

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X-Rated Old Fashioned

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and I’ve been celebrating with flavored variations on the Old Fashioned. So are they New Fashioneds? Regardless, here’s how I mixed up an X-Rated Fashion:

About This Cocktail
An Old Fashioned made with X-Rated in place of muddled sugar.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
.5 oz X-Rated
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Build right in an Old Fashioned glass. Add the X-Rated, bitters and bourbon then stir. Top with more ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Even finish it with a splash of soda water if you’d like.

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Elderflower Old Fashioned

About This Cocktail
An Old Fashioned made with St. Germain in place of muddled sugar.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
.5 oz St Germain
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Build right in an Old Fashioned glass. Add the St. Germain, bitters and bourbon then stir. Top with more ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Even finish it with a splash of soda water if you’d like.

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The Maple Old Fashioned

About This Cocktail
An Old Fashioned with maple syrup in place of muddled sugar and orange bitters in place of fruit.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
1 bar spoon maple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Build right in an Old Fashioned glass. Add the maple syrup, bitters and bourbon then stir. Top with more ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Even finish it with a splash of soda water if you’d like.

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