Kelton’s version, which she calls “A Light In The Attic,” has sherry playing the role of vermouth, and Cynar—the Italian artichoke-based liqueur—in place of Campari.
When Kelton moved to Chicago two years ago, she was asked during her interview at the Sportsman’s Club to make a bitter stirred cocktail. Kelton made this drink, and it won her the job.
1.5 oz rum
.75 oz amontillado sherry
.75 oz Cynar
3 drops mole bitters
Pour over rocks, stir vigorously. Garnish with an orange swath.