A Vermouth Expert's Version of the Perfect Hanky Panky

A cocktail in a vintage glass.
Vermouth aficionado Adam Ford doesn't add a vermouth he wouldn't drink on its own to a cocktail. Instead, he chooses vermouths that have something to say. In a classic Hanky Panky, he uses Atsby Armadillo Cake, Dolin Rouge or Ransom Sweet. Photo courtesy of Adam Ford.

Try Atsby Armadillo Cake, Dolin Rouge or Ransom Sweet in place of traditional styles in this classic gin and vermouth cocktail. From Adam Ford's "Vermouth."


  • 212 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 34 ounce London Dry gin
  • 14 ounce Fernet-Branca
  • 1 orange peel


Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until very cold. Strain into small cordial glass. Garnish in the warmer months with a raspberry, in the cooler months with a fig.

Vermouth Week is Brought to You By: