2 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
1 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Nocino Walnut Liqueur
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a wide lemon twists and 2 dashes Fee's Walnut Bitters and 1 dash Angostura Bitters, and add a straw.
For a second drink at Estragon, I was curious about one of the two recipes that Sahil crafted for the Heering Sling competition this year. The one that called out to me took a nuttier approach with amontillado sherry and walnut flavors called the Sanlucar Sling. Sanlucar is in the northwest part of Cadiz and is one of the better amontillado sherry producing regions in Spain. In the glass, the Sling offered lemon and hints of Angostura spice to the nose. A crisp lemon and grape sip transitioned to a nutty sherry, walnut, and cherry swallow, and I was impressed at how the other ingredients tamed the large amount in Cherry Heering in the recipe.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!