Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail – Original Harry Craddock Recipe

First published in The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, this little gem was one of the many great cocktails coming out of London in the 1920s and 30s. For obvious reasons, most of the great cocktails invented during the American Alcohol Prohibition (1920-1933) came from Europe. Many bartenders who wanted to keep mixing moved to either the UK or France and started working at American style cocktail bars. Harry Craddock was born in England but moved to America in 1897 to practice bartending. In 1920 he moved back to England and began working at The American Bar inside the Savoy Hotel, where he is credited with inventing some of the world’s most famous cocktails. Established in 1893, The American Bar is the bar credited with bringing the American style saloon/cocktail bar to Europe.

Satan's Whiskers Cocktail
Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail

Satan’s Whiskers ingredients:

  • 30 mls (1 oz) Dry Gin
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Sweet Vermouth
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Dry Vermouth
  • 15 mls (1/2 oz) Orange Liqueur
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Orange Juice
  • 1 mls (1 dashes) Orange Bitters

Add Ice To Mixing Glass. Combine all ingredients in the mixing glass. Stir the ingredients for 20 – 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink. Strain into glass.

ABV = 21%

Originated from London, UK


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