2 dash Sherry (1/2 oz Lustau Oloroso)
2 dash Sweet Vermouth (1/2 oz Alessio)
1 dash Boker's or Angostura Bitters (2 dash Angostura)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After my bar shift two Saturdays ago, I reached for my copy of Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 for some spirituous refreshment. In the European whiskey section, I spotted an Irish whiskey Manhattan that included sherry in with the sweet vermouth. That recipe was called the Chauncey Olcott, and I was lured in when I learned that Chauncey was an American stage actor and songwriter of Irish descent who lived from 1858-1932. While he was later inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, having a drink named after you is an awesome way to cap off a life and a career.