Thursday, January 28, 2021

Satan's Whiskers (Enroulee)


This Difford's Guide recipe changes the replaces Grand Marnier in the classic Satan's Whiskers with Mandarine Napoleon. It's not a major change, but the effect is a lighter orange note in a fortified wine and gin cocktail. 

Mandarine Napoleon is similar to Grand Marnier in that it is an orange cognac spirit, but while Grand Marnier has chocolatey and singed orange peel notes, Mandarine Napoleon has a grape spirit and juicy mandarin flavor with hints of baking spice. I consider this a drink of necessity--the necessity being that you want it but you don't have Grand Marnier. I also don't have Mandarine Napoleon except that I made a knock off spirit by infusing real mandarin in cognac. 

  • 1 1/2 oz. dry gin (homemade used)
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz.  sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. Mandarine Napoleon (homemade used)
  • 1/4 oz. orange juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • orange twist rolled up like a curly mustache. 

Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist the orange zest tightly and lay it on the rim like a twisted whisker. 

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