Swanky Hanky Panky

Swanky Hanky Panky

"The late Sir Charles Hawtrey ... was one of the best judges of cocktails that I knew. Some years ago, when he was overworking, he used to come into the bar and say, 'Coley, I am tired. Give me something with a bit of punch in it.' It was for him that I spent hours experimenting until I had invented a new cocktail. The next time he came in, I told him I had a new drink for him. He sipped it, and, draining the glass, he said, "By Jove! That is the real hanky-panky!" And Hanky-Panky it has been called ever since." – Ada Coleman, 1925

There's your history lesson for the day. Recreate this golden moment at London's Savoy Hotel – where Coleman would mix cocktails for the likes of Mark Twain and the Prince of Wales – with Poor Tom's dry gin, Maidenii sweet vermouth and Fernet-Branca amaro. Boom. Make Coley proud.