Friday, April 29, 2011

sherry cobbler

2 1/2 oz Lustau Los Arcos Dry Amontillado Sherry
3/4 oz Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur
4 dash Smoking Ban Bitters (sub Angostura or other aromatic)

Build on crushed ice in a rocks glass, add a straw, and garnish with mint sprigs, strawberry slices, and an orange slice.

On Friday night, I headed over to Lineage to get dinner. For my first drink, bartender Ryan Lotz had an idea for a Cobbler which sounded great despite having had a Cobbler a few nights before. Wait, one cannot have too many Cobblers, and hopefully, this increased Cobbler presence in Boston is the new hot trend. The drink was a Sherry Cobbler that was a different take on the classic than the one that the Cure bar made me last summer. In fact, with the dry sherry, liqueur, and mint sprigs, it reminded me a little of the Platonic Julep we had last year.
The Cobbler's strawberry and mint garnishes paid dividends in the aroma department. While the sip was mainly the sherry's grape notes, the swallow was a combination of the apricot liqueur and the Amontillado's delightful nuttiness. I was quite impressed by how both the sherry and apricot liqueur flavors were complemented by the strawberry's aroma. Overall, this light drink made for a great aperitif!

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Ahh, looks very familiar!