Instead of serving Manhattan after Manhattan, Staytion Market & Bar decided to go a little more local with a menu of Chicago-centric cocktails after recently opening in the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. O’Leary’s Cow, of course, recalls the poor scapegoat of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and is one of the new signature drinks that go well with a selection of small plates. Try it during happy hour Monday through Friday or during a night of live entertainment offered Thursday through Saturday nights—or offer it at your next event.
—1 oz. scotch
—1 oz. bourbon
—.75 oz. Amaro
—.25 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
—2-4 dashes of Jerry Thomas Old Decanter Bitters
1. Combine all the ingredients in a glass with a large ice cube.
2. Stiff to taste, or until liquid and ice level out.
3. Strain over a chilled 6 oz. cocktail cup.
4. Garnish with either a flamed orange or an orange swath and Luxardo cherries.