A Hakam cocktail is a dry gin-based drink, made with Italian vermouth, Curacao, orange bitters and angostura bitters. Shaken in a cocktail shaker to add a bit of juniper berry flavor, the Hakam cocktail is a strong, semi-bitter drink. Typically served straight up in a chilled cocktail glass, the Hakam cocktail makes a wonderful drink for spring and summer when served in a short cocktail glass with crushed ice, or poured into a highball glass and filled with club soda. This recipe makes one Hakam cocktail.
Ingredients and Tools:
2 oz. dry gin
2 oz. dry Italian vermouth
2 dashes Curacao
Dash orange bitters
Dash angostura bitters
Chilled cocktail glass
Orange wedge, for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes.
Add the dry gin, dry Italian vermouth, Curacao, orange bitters and angostura bitters to the cocktail shaker.
Cover the cocktail shaker and shake gently for 10 to 15 seconds. Don’t shake too hard, you’ll bruise the gin.
Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish the drink with a fresh orange wedge and serve immediately.
For a sweet touch, add one-half tablespoon of grenadine syrup to the cocktail shaker before shaking.