A Travellerspoint blog

February 2013

Hanky Panky

I can not think of a time when a little Hanky Panky can not bring a smile to my face! A truly interesting addition to gin and the Baron's homemade sweet vermouth is the curious Frenet Branca.


The odd liqueur is all the rage with bartenders and mixologists. An Italian Aperitif Digestif, solo it has been claimed to resemble a marriage between black licorice and Listerine. Once the Ferenet Branca mixes with gin and vermouth vermouth however, the Hanky Panky begins!


1 1/2 oz. gin
1 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes Frenet Branca

Shake with ice and serve up with an orange peel garnish

Posted by Baronessonthego 06:22 Archived in USA Tagged sweet branca cocktail hour ferenet vermouth hanky panky Comments (0)

Ash Blonde

looking for delicious malaria treatment?

The trick to a successful cocktail hour is the right cocktail.
Best to go for something light and refreshing.

Lillet is a new discovery of ours and a cocktail hour favorite ingredient. It is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle with the addition of citrus liqueurs including those made of Moroccan sweet orange peels and peels of bitter green oranges from Haiti.

Lillet also contains liqueur of Chinchona bark which contains quinine- so an additional benefit is that it can be used to treat malaria!


3 oz. Lillet Blanc
1 oz. Cointreau
Dash of Sweet vermouth

Shake and serve up or over crushed ice.

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