La Vida Dolce

Reddish brown drink in a coupe glass with a lemon twist agains a white and black background
The La Vida Dolce cocktail / Photo by Anya Bacon

Courtesy Travis Sanders, bartender, Pennyroyal, Seattle

Swap the usual Manhattan or other boozy cocktail for this Sherry-forward sipper. Nutty Manzanilla Sherry mixes with Bonal, a French wine-based aperitif similar to sweet vermouth. A small amount of walnut liqueur adds satisfying richness.

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Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Lustau Manzanilla Sherry
  • 1½ ounces Bonal
  • ½ ounce Nocino (walnut liqueur)
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon twist (for garnish)
Directions

In mixing glass filled with ice, stir all ingredients (except garnish). Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Published on January 4, 2019