1 dash Maraschino Liqueur (1/4 oz Maraska)
1 dash Curaçao (1/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry)
2-3 dash Absinthe (1 scant bsp Butterfly)
2 dash Boker's Bitters (Bitter Truth's Jerry Thomas Decanter)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive (omit) and lemon oil (lemon twist).
Two Thursdays ago, I finished making my way through Harry Johnson's 1882 Bartender's Manual (a 1934 reprint) mostly to read his century-plus truisms and advice about running a bar. In the recipe section which I had studied in the past, I had found a few drinks that I had missed in the past including the Irish Cocktail. Overall, the Irish Cocktail reminded me of a Fancy crossed with an Improved Irish Whiskey Old Fashioned.