Hanky Panky Cocktail Recipe

This gin-based Martinez-style cocktail was created by mixology master Ada Coleman.

“Coley,” as she was called, worked at the Savoy Hotel American Bar from 1903 until 1925. Her now-classic Hanky Panky cocktail was created for Sir Charles Hawtrey, a celebrated Georgian actor who asked for something with a bit of punch. After finishing the drink, he said, ‘By Jove! That is the real hanky-panky!’ and the name stuck.


1 1/2 oz The Woods Cadcadian Gin
1 1/2 oz Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
2 Dashes Fernet-Branca


Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.

The vintage style Champagne coupe with the etched rose pattern is from Value Village. How great is that!

The Woods Spirit Company

The Woods Cascadian Gin is a BC craft gin with notes of juniper, fir, grapefruit, and black pepper. When visiting North Vancouver, make sure to stop by for a tasting between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Thursday to Sunday.