The Nice One Sherry Cocktail

Nice One cocktail
Nice One cocktail / Photo by Aaron Graubart

Courtesy Dan Greenbaum, managing partner, Diamond Reef, Brooklyn, NY

Whether as a primary ingredient for lower-alcohol sippers or a supporting player alongside more spirituous ingredients, both fortified­ and nonfortified wines are worth having on hand. Amontillado Sherry is delicious enough to sip straight or mix into cocktails­, like this riff on a Bamboo (a 50-50 mix of sweet vermouth and Sherry). Here, banana liqueur adds a subtle tropical feel.

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  • 1½ ounces sweet vermouth
  • 1½ ounces amontillado Sherry
  • ½ ounce Giffard Banane du Brésil liqueur
  • Orange peel, for garnish

In mixing glass, stir together first three ingredients with ice. Strain into coupe or Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Published on September 24, 2018
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Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email:

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