How to Make the Hanky Panky

How to Make the Hanky Panky
Disclaimer: Some of these posts contain affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you click on these links and buy something, but, don’t worry, it won’t cost you a dime!

The Hanky Panky was Ada Coleman’s most famous cocktail. It was created for the actor-manager Sir Charles Hawtrey in the 1910s, who staggered into the American Bar one evening and begged “Coley” for some sort of pick-me-up. She made him a drink, he downed it pretty quickly and staggered out again, presumably much refreshed. The following evening he returned to the American Bar and asked Coley to knock out “some more of that hanky panky”. So she did. It’s remained a popular cocktail ever since!

Hanky Panky
Yield: 1

Hanky Panky

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Hanky Panky was the Savoy Hotel bartender Ada Coleman’s most famous cocktail. It’s remained a winner ever since!


  • 1 ½ oz Gin
  • 1 ½ oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Fernet-Branca
  • Orange Twist


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice
  2. Stir until chilled
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass
  4. Add an orange twist

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Made this cocktail?

Take a pic and tag @alushlifemanual on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Cheers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe