Thursday, July 23, 2015

sanlucar sling

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.

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