Wednesday, March 2, 2016

sherry twist

1/2 jigger Sherry (1 1/2 oz Lustau Amontillado)
1 spoon Brandy (1/2 oz Foret)
1 spoon Cointreau (1/2 oz)
1 spoon Dry Vermouth (1/2 oz Noilly Prat)
2 dash Lemon (1/2 oz Juice)
1 small piece Cinnamon (1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.

A few Tuesdays ago, I began to flip through Boothby's 1934 World Drinks and How to Mix Them and was intrigued by the Sherry Twist. It reminded me of the Ceylon but with a flip of the respectively forwardness of the brandy and sherry elements. Strangely, I garnished both drinks in a similar fashion six years later...
The Sherry Twist provided a lemon aroma from the garnish and a nutty grape from the Amontillado that I chose as the sherry here. Next, the sip offered grape, lemon, and orange notes, and the swallow was a bit more complex with nutty, orange, and cinnamon flavors.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

Chubby Checker and The Fat Boys...