Many thanks to the great people at Bittered Sling for creating this cocktail. It has been many years since I went to Vancouver, a fun city on the west side of Canada, but I don't recall going to Denman Street. In retrospect I should have gone there. My understanding is that it is a very worldly area that is active 24-7. Just like its namesake, there is a lot going on with this cocktail:
1 ounce rye
1 ounce brandy
.5 ounces sweet vermouth (go with Carpano Antica if you can)
.33 ounces ginger liqueur (I prefer Barrows Intense)
2 dashes Denman bitters from Bittered Sling
Combine in shaker with ice, stir with cool Canadian grace, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Lemon peel garnish optional.
If you like rye or bourbon based cocktails such as a Manhattan or a Sazerac, you probably will like the Denman Old Quarter. Even if you don't care for this cocktail, I certainly recommend using Denman bitters in your favorite dark liquor based libations.