I would like to propose this thread for those interested.
Tonight I made a cocktail as follows. One-third blended bourbon and Canadian whiskies, one-third ND OT and Jefferson's Reserve 17 years old, last third Polish vodka. More than a dash (perhaps just shy of one-third of total) red vermouth. Dash or two Pernod Ricard Absinthe.
Swirl in wide-bodied Evan Williams glass with rocks. Two dashes Angostura. Stir hard again.
A full-flavored cocktail with everything in the right place. Minty and rocksy and good liquor.
I am interested in your variations on the classics or anything in mixology you come up with you think is good.