This version of the cocktail steers clear of later versions with their fussy addition of more bitters and second spirits. I tried substituting cognac for different Irish whiskeys and even though they worked well, the super-slick smoothness of the cognacs I tried won the day.
However, if you feel the need to spice up the recipe yourself, you might consider entering the Titanic Cocktail Competition, which is open for entries until April 20.
The competition encourages...
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