Sunday, April 17, 2022

sherry darling

1 3/4 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Oxford 1970)
1/2 oz Mezcal (Peloton de la Muerte)

Build in a double old fashioned glass, add a large ice cube, stir to mix and chill, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Sundays ago, I opened up my new addition to the library of Natalie Jacob's Mod Cocktails and spotted the Sherry Darling. This was one of her recipes that she created for the 2014 Winter menu at Dutch Kills in Long Island City, and it did not surprise me that it featured Laird's apple brandy for two out of her three recipes on the blog – the Jake Barnes and Thunder Road – do so. In the glass, the Sherry Darling welcomed the nose with lemon and raisin aromas and a hint of smoke. Next, a rich grape sip flowed into apple, smoke, fig, chocolate, and vegetal flavors on the swallow.

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