Hanky Panky

The Hanky Panky has the unmistakable character of the early 20th century, but its bold flavor and simple preparation keep it relevant over a hundred years on.

As the story goes, English stage actor Sir Charles Hawtrey sauntered into the bar at the Savoy Hotel and asked for something “with a bit of a punch.” Bartender Ada Coleman produced this sweet Martini riff with a splash of minty Fernet Branca, prompting a pleased Hawtrey to call it “the real hanky panky!”

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Stir all ingredients with ice until well-chilled. Strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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