1/2 oz Sherry (Lustau East India Sherry)
1/2 oz Scotch (Caol Ila 12 Year)
1 tsp Simple Syrup
1 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist to the recipe.
On my way home from the Boston Shaker store on Saturday, I passed by a box of kitchenware on the sidewalk and spied a piece of vintage glassware which I adopted and took home. While looking for a cocktail to fill it (after a run through the dishwasher, that is) on Sunday night, I flipped through our copy of Trader Vic's 1947 Bartender's Guide and found the Quarter Deck Cocktail #2 which attracted me as it teamed up rum, sherry, and orange flavors which have worked rather well in the past such as in the Balmy Night. In addition, the presence of Scotch in the recipe to donate some smoky notes sealed the deal.