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Cocktail of the Week: Devil’s Haircut


A few weeks ago we reached out to our FB friends and asked them what cocktails should we attempt to tackle. Our buddy, Angus, suggested Satan’s Whiskers which is essentially gin with 3 sources of orange: bitters, juice and curacao or Grand Marnier (depending on which school you’re from, respectively). We don’t care for that much orange so we knew we had to change that right away. Instead we incorporated, grapefruit and lemon juice, kept the orange curacao and instead of traditional bitters, we muddled up some peppercorns for a different kind of bite. And since we trimmed and reworked this cocktail so much we gave it a brand new name: Devil’s Haircut.  Cheers, friends!


Devil’s Haircut

2 oz Tanqueray Gin

3-4 black peppercorns

1/2 oz simple

1/2 oz lemon

1/2 oz orange curacao

1 oz grapefruit juice

edible flower for garnish

Muddle peppercorns in your mixing glass and then add the rest of the ingredients. Add ice, top with shaker tin and then shake the hell out of it.  Stain into the glass of your choice. Top with edible flower. Drink up!

2 thoughts on “Cocktail of the Week: Devil’s Haircut

  1. Try making a pepper gin infusion first, strain it, and use your pepper gin to make this cocktail. This will save time, you wont have bits of pepper in your teeth and your presentation will be nicer.

    • Absolutely! However, the purpose of this site, is to help out the at-home bartender; someone who doesn’t have the time, counter space, or the desire to go through more steps than technically necessary. And on a side note, I like the pepper in my cocktail and wouldn’t bother with an infusion, but that’s just my personal preference. Cheers!

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