“Old Waldorf Bar Days” by Albert Stevens Crockett was one of the great books of the 1930`s. The bar of the Old Waldorf hotel was the social meeting place in NYC at that time, but unfortunately the hotel itself had to make room for a new icon of New York City – The Empire State Building.
The Sherman Cocktail, found in Crockett`s book is essentially a twist on the classic Manhattan with the addition of absinthe and two types of bitters.
The Sherman Cocktail
60 ml (2 oz) Rye or Bourbon Whiskey
30 ml (1 oz) Sweet Vermouth
3 dashes absinthe
1 dash The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.