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Hanky Panky

The Hanky Panky is a gin-based cocktail that you can easily make with just a few ingredients. While the original recipe calls for equal parts gin and sweet vermouth, some variations use a higher proportion of gin to balance out the bitterness of Fernet-Branca.

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Boozy Classic Hanky Panky Cocktail with Gin and an Orange Garnish

How to Make a Hanky Panky

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Gin
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gin, hanky panky, sweet vermouth
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
The original Hanky Panky recipe calls for equal parts gin and sweet vermouth, some variations use a higher proportion of gin. Master this vintage blend with step-by-step instructions.


  • 1 1/2 ounces of American gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces of sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Fernet-Branca
  • 1 dash of orange juice
  • Orange peel for garnish


  • Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon
  • Strainer
  • Cocktail glass


  • Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  • Add the gin, sweet vermouth, and Fernet-Branca to the mixing glass.
  • Stir the ingredients in the mixing glass for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute the cocktail.
  • Strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish the cocktail with an orange peel, expressing the citrus oil over the top of the drink to enhance the aroma.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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