A hanky panky cocktail calls for gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet Branca, an orange twist, and, after the first sip, a ginormous grin. There's a reason it's a classic.
As the name Hanky Panky suggests, this amber aperitif is pure seduction in a glass. It’s similar to a martini but with a sweet edge that will have you swooning.–Angie Zoobkoff
Special Equipment: Nick and Nora glass (optional)
Hanky Panky Cocktail Recipe
- Quick Glance
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- Serves 1 to 2
- 2 ounces (60 ml) gin (preferably Tanqueray No. Ten)
- 1 ounce (30 ml) sweet vermouth (preferably Carpano Antica Formula)
- 1/4 ounce (7.5 ml or 1 1/2 teaspoons) Fernet Branca
- Orange twist, for garnish
- 1. In a mixing glass, combine the gin, vermouth, and Fernet Branca. Fill the glass with ice and stir until chilled.
- 2. Strain the cocktail into a chilled Nick and Nora glass or two, if you have them, and garnish with the orange twist.
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