1 1/2 oz. Reposado tequila
1/2 oz. Amontillado sherry
1/2 oz. Drambuie
Dash orange bitters
Combine ingredients in a shaker or pitcher over ice. Stir until combined and well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and express an orange peel over the top. The original recipe calls for a sprig of thyme as a garnish.
This is the house cocktail of one of my favorite bars in the entire world, the Tabard Inn. The historic inn, which is located in the middle of Washington D.C.'s Logan Circle neighborhood, houses the equally historic bar where this cocktail is served. As anyone who knows from the How Bars Work episode, this is typical. The cocktail was created by Tabard bartender Chantal Tseng and does an excellent job of summing up the pre-Prohibition heritage of the Tabard Inn: It's boooooozy and delicious.