Up-to-Date Sherry Cocktail

Up-to-Date Cocktail
Up-to-Date Cocktail / Photo by Maddie Teren

Patrick Halloran, bar manager, Henrietta Red, Nashville

Amontillados take on a brown hue, due to extended contact with air inside the solera barrels. Compared to the crisp, saline flavors of finos and Manzanillas, amontillados deliver oxidized, nutty, umami-rich notes. It’s a popular choice for cocktails, since it’s nutty but not particularly sweet. That makes it a versatile foil for darker spirits like whiskey or aged rum.

Cocktails for Five Sherry Styles
  • 1 ½ ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce amontillado Sherry
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur, like Combier
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel (for garnish)

In mixing glass, stir together all ingredients, except garnish, with ice. Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Published on August 20, 2018