The Ants in Your Pants cocktail is definitely not well known. I found it online on only one site, Spiritdrinks.com. I got it from Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide, my awesome 1948 edition. To make one, combine with ice
strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon peel. I didn't have a lemon, so I used lime juice and lime peel. It works just as well. Sure, the smell is little different, but this drink is still great.
- 1 oz gin (Ivanobitch)
- 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica)
- 2 dashes lemon juice
Who would have thought that Grand Marnier and sweet vermouth would go together, but they do. It's the right amount of sweetness tempered with just a tad of lime juice. The smell is great, and the taste is spectacular. I highly recommend this one. Don't be afraid of the sweet vermouth, either. If you're normally not a fan, you don't taste the herbal bitterness here because of its play with the curacao.