Plain Sherry Cocktail.
Pour into the shaker 6 glasses of Sherry (Bodega Dios Baco Amontillado Sherry), a few drops of Absinthe Bitters (generous drop Verte de Fougerolles Absinthe), and a few drops of Maraschino (generous drop Luxardo Maraschino). Shake (I stirred) very thoroughly and serve.
Odd quest for Sherry this time around. I’d lately been enjoying a Lustau Dry Oloroso where sherry was called for, but that bottle was getting a bit tired, so I forced myself to finish it off.
Figured it would be a piece of cake to find a decent Amontillado or similar. Heck, I’ve been buying the Lustau Amontillado since I was in college, how hard should that be to find?
Kind of hard, it turns out. Why on earth is it most upscale grocery stores have a better sherry selection than most liquor stores? Heck, I even visited the esteemed John Walker and Co downtown and they didn’t have a single bottle of Sherry. What is up with that? Has Dominic Venegas stolen it all for Gitane?
Fine, grocery stores, then. Both Andronico’s and Tower Market’s sherry selection kicked most liquor stores’ sherry (non!) selection in the ass, anyway.
Back to the cocktail, obviously, this isn’t going to make a non-sherry drinker turn their head, but for the rest of us, here’s another nice, light aperitif cocktail for those times when the booze just seems a bit much.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.