What's New in July
Summer Cocktails from the South
Sitting on a jostling board in South Carolina absorbing the sultry summer made me think about how great Sherry is in cocktails. I am a fan of Blenheim Ginger Ale. I mix it with everything and have recently discovered how delicious it is with a Manzanilla over crushed ice - lots of crushed ice. A squeeze of lime and that is it for me this summer.
We are collecting a bevy of cocktails made with Sherry and archiving them on our site. This first batch below is an ode to the South. Enjoy y’all!
Please help us add to this list by sending your favorite recipes to us at email@example.com.
by André Tamers
6 oz La Cigarrera Manzanilla
Blenheim Ginger Ale
Pour Manzanilla over crushed ice in a pint glass, squeeze and add lime, top with Blenheim.
by David Kenney of Uncorked Wines in New Orleans, LA
2 oz El Maestro Sierra Fino
5 oz Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix
Extra black pepper
Squeeze of lemon
Splash white agave tequila
The Back of Her Knee
by Craig Nelson of Proof in Charleston, SC
1 oz Fino César Florido
2 oz Plymouth Gin
½ oz lime juice
Bar spoon of lemon juice
Shake all and pour into glass. Twist lemon peel over glass, rub rim with peel and wrap around olive for a garnish.
Costa Del Sol
by Geoffrey Bailey of Six Plates Wine Bar in Durham, NC
½ oz. Gutierrez Colosia Elcano Fino
½ oz. St. Germain
1 ½ oz. Beefeater Gin
¼ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake well. Serve up in a Manhattan or Martini glass.
En La Calle
by Shannon Healy of Alley Twenty Six in Durham, NC
2 oz Sangre y Trabajedro Oloroso
2 oz fresh squeezed OJ
2 oz soda
Build over ice in highball glass, or plastic cup if the party is “En La Calle”
You can also find recipes for Sherry cocktails from past cocktail contests by downloading this list.
In the Press
From The New York Times
June saw a double dose of Sherry in the New York Times. Two Sherry articles from Eric Asimov graced the Dining and Wine section. First he wrote about the movement toward higher quality, smaller production projects in "In Spain, Sherry Producers Learn to Think Small" and then he focused on specific ideas in Jerez in "Sherry Sidles Out of the Drawing Room."
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