La Naranja Amarga Recipe

La Naranja Amarga Recipe

The Story Behind The La Naranja Amarga

With the East Coast and Midwest awash in unseasonably gorgeous weather, our taste buds believe we’re in full-on spring. Who are we to dissuade them? It’s a perfect time to recreate – with subtle differences, naturally -- a classic cocktail from our favorite bar in a springtime destination that’s beautiful all year round. I’m speaking of Mexico City’s Hanky Panky.

We start with a gin base, as they do at Hanky Panky. But we wanted something with an orange tinge, so we split the sweet vermouth and instead of the traditional 1.5 ounces used 1 ounce of Punt e Mes, which has a slightly more orange taste. The remaining ½ ounce was replaced with a local Argentinian triple sec. Of course we kept the Fernet Branca; I don’t think you could call it a Hanky Panky variation without the Fernet. But this rendition is a little drier than your typical classic.

Ingredients In The La Naranja Amarga:

  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • ¼ ounce Fernet Branca
  • 1 cup ice
  • Grapefruit twist (garnish)

La Naranja Amarga Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass
  2. Stir gently for around 1 minute
  3. Strain into a coupe
  4. Garnish with grapefruit twist
La Naranja Amarga Recipe
Yield: 1 cocktail Published By: Published: 2017-02-27

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