Friday, April 4, 2014

Cocktail du jour: Shane's Whiskers

There's only one cocktail to be toasting with today, and that's our tribute to the 2013 World Champion Red Sox, a twist on the classic Satan's Whiskers we renamed Shane's Whiskers. I posted this drink back in January but today is the big day at Fenway Park so a repeat post is called for. The boys are already in front of the game, gloves in hand and Red Sox hats on heads and I'm just waiting on my beverage delivery from Mr. C&G during the next commercial break.

Shane Victorino is known as "The Flyin' Hawaiian", and the entire Red Sox lineup was very whiskery during the playoffs last spring. His grand slam in the bottom of the seventh in game 6 of the ALCS cleared the way for the Red Sox to go on to the World Series. Satan's Whiskers is a bit of a grand slam cocktail, made with four equal parts alcohol to one part juice and I'm guessing that's where this classic cocktail gets it's devilish moniker from.

We substituted pineapple in place of the orange juice traditionally called for, which meant it needed a new name. Little C&G suggested we name it after our favorite Hawaiian outfielder and this tasty mix of gin and citrus is just what Shane Victorino will want to be drinking after todays game.

Shane's Whiskers
1 oz gin
1 oz Grand Marnier
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz dry vermouth
1 oz pineapple juice
dash of orange bitters

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake and strain into a martini glass
Raise your glass to the Red Sox

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