Celebrate World Sherry Day With These Classic Sherry Based Cocktails
Celebrate World Sherry Day With These Classic Sherry Based Cocktails

Celebrate World Sherry Day With These Classic Sherry Based Cocktails

The fortified wine widely used for cooking or viewed as an old bottle nestled in the sitting room of a B&B has stepped into the spotlight over the years. Sherry has become a star libation. Whether it is used as a modifier or as the primary base, it can add complexity, as well as balance bitter, citric, or sweet flavors in a drink. Sherry comes from Spain’s southern region and may only be aged in three towns that make up the Sherry Triangle: Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlucar and El Puerto. The classic ingredient offers incredible diversity- From dry, crisp Fino, to sweet, fruity Pedro Ximenez. As people are discovering more about sherry and incorporating it into mixtures, we decided to round up the best sherry cocktails that happen to be classics, to celebrate the sherry cocktail revolution.

A couple of things to keep in mind when mixing sherry cocktails: Fino can be used in place of dry vermouth for martini cocktails. Olorosos, PX, and Amontillado can be used as a substitute for sweet vermouth, and is quite versatile when working with stirred, shaken, or bold cocktails. And Creams, and Moscatel can be mixed in place of sweet liqueurs and simple syrups.

Sherry Cobbler

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ oz Tio Pepe Fino
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • ½ oz Passion Fruit Juice

Method: Build all ingredients into high ball glass with ice and stir. Garnish with red berries and mint.

Bamboo

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Tio Pepe Fino
  • 1 ½ oz White vermouth
  • 2 dashes lemon bitters

Method: Add ingredients into cocktail mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain mixture into chilled coupette glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

Adonis

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ oz Tio Pepe Fino
  • 1 ½ La Copa Vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients into cocktail mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into coupette glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

Tuxedo

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz The London No 1 Gin
  • 1 oz Viña AB Amontillado
  • ½ oz Luxardo Maraschino
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 dash absinthe

Method: Add ingredients into cocktail mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain mixture into martini glass. Garnish with lemon zest.

Negroni

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz The London No 1 Gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz La Copa Vermouth

Method: Combine all ingredients into cocktail mixing glass with ice. Stir with bar spoon and strain into old fashioned or rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange wedge caramelized with cinnamon sugar.

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