Tuesday, November 23, 2021

christmas in prison

1 1/2 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
1/2 oz Cruzan Blackstrap Rum
1/2 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry (1/4 oz each Lustau Oloroso + Amontillado)
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/8 oz Maple Syrup
1 dash Bittermens Cranberry Bitters (Crude's Orange-Fig)

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.

For the second day of Sherry Week 2021, I found an interesting sherry recipe on Kindred Cocktails by Timothy Miner at the since closed Jake Walk in Brooklyn circa 2013. Like the beer cocktail I had in Louisville a few years ago, this one was named after the 1973 John Prine song. After reading through the lyrics, I was inspired to pen the #SherryKu (sherry Haiku) "Christmas in prison/There's no sherry to be had/One day I'll be free."
Christmas in Prison proffered an orange, apple, and maple bouquet. Next, caramel and maple notes on the sip locked down an apple, rum, and cinnamon swallow.

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