Monday, November 22, 2021

murder county

1 oz Palo Cortado Sherry (1/2 oz each Lustau Oloroso & Amontillado)
1 oz Blanc Vermouth (Dolin)
3/4 oz Reposado Tequila (Cimarron)
1 tsp Orgeat
2 dash Grapefruit Bitters (Bittercube Jamaica #2)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with grapefruit oil from a twist.
Two Mondays ago was the beginning of Sherry Week 2021, and I set out to celebrate all seven days with an interesting fortified wine cocktail each night. I started with a 2015 Pouring Ribbons recipe by Lana Gailani called Murder County which seemed alluring with the oxidized sherry and orgeat combination experienced in the Lust for Life and Palomino Sling. I spotted the drink on Kindred Cocktails via a Village Voice article that was no longer accessible since the newspaper folded a few years ago, and I paired it with the #SherryKu (sherry Haiku) of "Palo Cortado/Almond syrup and sherry/Nutty synergy." The Murder County began with grapefruit, nutty, and grape aromas and flowed into a sip dominated by the sherry's grape notes. Next, tequila, nutty, and floral flavors rounded out the swallow.

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