Satan's Whiskers
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Satan's Whiskers
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.41 / 5
From Dale DeGroff’s “The Essential Cocktail”. From Dale DeGroff’s “The Essential Cocktail”.
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Base ingredient
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White vermouth
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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17.67% | 1.59 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Satan's Whiskers is a captivating dance of citrus and vermouth, seamlessly blending orange's vibrant zest with the herbal whispers of both red and white vermouth. The use of both dry gin and a dash of orange bitters infuses a sophisticated complexity, ensuring this cocktail offers a silky yet bold sip that intrigues with each taste.

Method
How to make a Satan's Whiskers

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the name 'Satan's Whiskers' for this cocktail?

The origin of the name 'Satan's Whiskers' is a bit of a mystery, though it's believed to derive from its devilishly tempting flavor and bold character. The name evokes the cocktail's mischievous and somewhat provocative nature, fitting for a drink with such a vibrant taste and intriguing mix of ingredients.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of bitters for the Orange Bitters in Satan's Whiskers?

While Orange Bitters are a key component in capturing the signature flavor profile of Satan's Whiskers, if you're in a bind, you might substitute with another citrus-based bitters to maintain the cocktail's bright, zesty notes. However, this could slightly alter the intended taste and experience of the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Satan's Whiskers?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of Satan's Whiskers by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with their non-alcoholic counterparts—such as non-alcoholic gin and vermouths—and using a non-alcoholic orange liqueur or an orange-flavored syrup. Adjust the proportions to taste, keeping the balance of flavors similar to the original recipe.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Satan's Whiskers cocktail?

Satan's Whiskers is perfect for a variety of occasions, particularly those that lend themselves to sophisticated, yet playful drinking experiences. It's great for cocktail parties, Halloween gatherings due to its devilish name, or anytime you desire a complex, citrus-forward drink that intrigues and delights the senses.

FAQ

How do I properly chill the glass for serving Satan's Whiskers?

To properly chill a cocktail glass for serving Satan's Whiskers, fill the glass with ice and cold water and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Just before you're ready to serve, discard the ice and water. This method cools the glass, ensuring the cocktail stays chilled longer, enhancing the drinking experience.

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