Psychopathia Sexualis

Main Spirit Gin
Difficulty Easy
Technique Stirred

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 …


  • 0.5 oz. 15ml Gin
  • 0.5 oz. 15ml Oloroso Sherry
  • 0.5 oz. 15ml Dry Vermouth
  • 0.5 oz. 15ml Sweet Vermouth
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Stir all ingredients with ice ad strain into a chilled glass


Orange Zest Twist

More About This Drink

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 ┬áchose the slightly rich Palo Cortado Sherry, we could not get hold of it, so went for the more accessible Oloroso.

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