Sherry: delicious fortified wine that comes from the areas in and around Jerez, Spain. Regulations state that the three grape varietals suitable for its production are palomino, pedro ximénez, and moscatel. All three are white varietals, though each is distinctive. That combined with the varying methods of aging the wine may receive means that there is a very wide range of flavors to be experienced as you try the different styles.
These days you don’t see as many people drinking sherry. It seems even fewer are mixing cocktails with it. Thought we’d share a couple. The first uses sherry as the primary ingredient.
The “And another thing. . . “
1 1/2 oz Higalgo Gobernador Oloroso Sherry, 1 oz Anchor Genevieve Gin, 3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse, 1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino. Garnished with a flamed orange zest.
Our second cocktail features a sweeter, heavier pedro ximénez sherry for its complexity and depth to be an added aromatic for a cocktail.
The Skål! Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Aalborg Akvavit, 3/4 oz Hidalgo Pedro Ximénez sherry, 1/2 oz Vya dry vermouth, 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp lingonberry preserves*. Garnished with a rim of dehydrated Chartreuse.
*thanks for the preserves Corinne.