I mentioned a friend from Britain bringing me gifts including the real version of Worcestershire sauce, which uses malt vinegar and does not contain high fructose corn syrup.
Someone, maybe ol' lazybones on the right there, said "Why aren't there any drinks that use Worcestershire sauce?"
That's all it takes with this bunch.
A short discussion of flavor profiles took place and without further ado, a winning drink was created on the first try.
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you what the world has been waiting for, named for the famous Italian neighborhood in London, please enjoy The Clerkenwell cocktail.
2 oz Rittenhouse rye
1 oz Punt e Mes
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce (English variety!)
Stir on ice and strain into cocktail glass.
Ideally garnish with an orange twist so you get the orange oils over the top. (Those out of oranges, should use a nice bright orange bitters like Angostura Orange or Fee Brothers' Orange. If you've got a frozen orange slice, drop that in as garnish).