1⁄2 oz Gin
1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth
1⁄2 oz Dry vermouth
1⁄2 oz Orange juice

Orange twist, Shake, Straight Up, Cocktail

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Posted by Dan on
Created by
Robert Hess
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yarm commented on 10/02/2019:

Isn't this drink better known as the Satan's Whiskers?

The two certainly have similar ingredients (though most incarnations of the Satan's Whiskers seem to call for Grand Marnier or curacao, rather than a triple sec). I'll note that you had a similar "Tango #1" on your site in 2009.

I don't have Hess's books. The Tango on his website matches the rum-based Tango #2 on your site. The Tango given here is a "potato head" of the other, with merely base spirit and liqueur swapped.

Hess's site and Mr Boston include recipes for both Satan's Whiskers (3/4 oz each gin and vermouths; 1/2 oz OZ and Grand Marnier; orange bitters) and the latter includes a gin and triple sec "Tango" with different proportions (1 oz gin, 1/2 oz each vermouths and OJ; 1/2 tsp triple sec).

Just to add to the confusion, the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book (which also specs the aforementioned Tango #2) says a Tango is a pre-prohibition drink made up of equal parts dry gin and French vermouth, with an egg white.