1⁄2 oz Apricot liqueur, Rothman & Winter (Skinny half ounce, add dash demerara to R&W, or use Marie Brizzard)
1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula (Skinny, use Punt e Mes if no Carpano)
13 dr Bitters, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged (or Old Fashioned)
1 rinse Bitters, Regans' orange bitters (Into rocks glass filled with crushed ice, sazerac style, about 5 dashes)
1 twst Orange peel (Expressed and discarded, a la sazerac)

Fill rocks glass with crushed ice, and coat inside with about 5 dashes Gary Regan's Orange bitters. Build cocktail in a mixing glass, if using apry, skinny half ounce, if using R & W (preferred) make a skinny half ounce out of an eighth ounce demerara and the rest R & W apricot. Stir. Dump out crushed ice and bitters from rocks glass, Strain chilled drink into it. Garnish with orange peel expressed and discarded.

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Kyle Davidson, The Violet Hour, Chicago
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  • Interesting. It’s a bit of fuss for something that essentially tastes like bourbon. Nothing wrong with bourbon, of course. — ★★★
  • A slightly better Manhattan. — ★★★★
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bevx commented on 4/08/2013:

Had to make a few brand swaps (3:1 Weller 12 & Dickel Rye, Cocchi Torino, Luxardo Apricot), but I enjoyed this a great deal. Will definitely be making it again... Maybe even a few minutes from now!

Updated this with a response from the creator - he prefers Fee's Whisky Barrel Aged or their Old Fashioned.  Thanks,  Zachary