Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky


The Hanky-Panky was the brainchild of Ada Coleman (known as “Coley”) who began as a bartender at the Savoy Hotel in 1903. Her benefactor was Rupert D’Oyly Carte, a member of the family that first produced Gilbert and Sullivan operas in London and that built the Savoy Hotel. When Rupert became chairman of the Savoy, Ada was given a position at the hotel’s American Bar, where she eventually became the head bartender and made cocktails for the likes of Mark Twain, the Prince of Wales, Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, and Sir Charles Hawtrey.

  • Ingredients
  • – 4.5 cL (9 Teaspoons) London Dry Gin
  • – 4.5 cL (9 Teaspoons) Sweet Red Vermouth
  • – 0.75 cL (1.5 Teaspoons) Fernet Branca
  • Garnish
  • – Orange Zest

  • Preparation
  • 1.) All ingredients stirred over ice
  • 2.) Strained into a chilled cocktail glass
  • 3.) Garnished with Orange Zest


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