The name of this drink, Psychopathia Sexualis, will immediately catch your eye and of course demand an explanation. It is based on the controversial German 1886 book of the same name that deals with the psychology of deviant sexual behaviour. With Gin, Sherry, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth & Orange Bitters, this is a drink that doesn’t require any masochism but hey, if sadism is your bent and you want to bring some into the preparation, then you do you …
Stir all ingredients with ice ad strain into a chilled glass
Orange Zest Twist
The recipe for this drink as it appeared in Grosby Gaige’s Cocktail Guide And Ladies’ Companion (1941) sadly does not stipulate the type of Sherry to be used. While Simon Difford chose the slightly rich Palo Cortado Sherry, we could not get hold of it, so went for the more accessible Oloroso.