This blog has lead me to all kinds of research, the most enjoyable of which has been finding out about some old school drinks. Many of which really appeal to my palate. Classics are classics for a reason after all.

This week, I’m opting for the rather wonderfully named Satan’s Whiskers, a drink that dates back to 1930 when it appeared in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book.

The name instantly leapt out at me, so I was extremely happy when it also turned out to be a very tasty drink. This one has a lovely orange boozy kick.

Baron Stoattard approved.


  • 30ml gin
  • 30ml orange curacao*
  • 30ml dry vermouth
  • 30ml sweet vermouth
  • 30ml fresh orange juice (squeeze your own from a nice fresh orange)
  • Couple of dashes of orange bitters
  • Twist of orange peel for garnish


  1. Add all ingredients (apart from the orange peel garnish) to a shaker with plenty of ice
  2. Shake well for 15/20 seconds
  3. Double strain into your glass of choice
  4. Add your garnish and enjoy.

 *There’s a ‘straight’ version of this where you can substitute the orange curacao for Grand Marnier if you wish.