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Andalusia

Andalusia

Andalusia

June 9, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Andalusia

1 oz. dry sherry
3/4 oz. Spanish brandy
1/4 oz. white rum
Lemon twist

Stir with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the twist.

Christian Brothers brandy, Tio Pepe dry sherry, Flor de Caña silver rum. This is a rather light cocktail. The sherry really comes through while the brandy offers some warmth. I’m not sure what the rum is doing, but whatever it is, it’s good.

嘉例 (karii) (Okinawan)

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Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Brandy, Gin, Sherry

 

Duke of Marlboro

Duke of Marlboro

Duke of Marlboro

March 17, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Duke of Marlboro

1 oz. dry sherry
1 oz. vermouth rosso
Dash of orange bitters
Orange peel

Stir well with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist orange peel over drink and drop into glass.

Tio Pepe dry sherry, Carpano Antica vermouth rosso. Oddly, this drink has a lot of raisin flavor, which is probably coming from the sherry and is boosted by the rosso. The rosso is what is most prominent. Not a bad drink, and definitely pretty to look at.

Cin cin! (Italian)

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2016 in Sherry

 

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil

February 25, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Brazil

1 oz. dry sherry
1 oz. dry vermouth
Dashes of Pernod

Stir well with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Tio Pepe fino sherry, Dolin dry vermouth. Another tiny cocktail. This one is very crisp with only a touch of licorice that does not overpower the drink. There are some delightful bright floral notes with just a hint of bitterness. An excellent starter to the evening.

Sihat selalu! (Malay)

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2016 in Sherry

 

East Indian

East Indian

East Indian

February 18, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Easty Indian

1 oz. dry sherry
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
1/4 oz. vermouth bianco
Orange and lemon slices

Stir with ice in an aperitif glass. Add orange and lemon slices.

Tio Pepe fino sherry, Dolin dry vermouth, Capano vermouth bianco. This is a surprisingly complex cocktail. The first thing to come through is the vermouth bianco with it’s slightly bitter sweetness. The sherry is bright, the dry vermouth adds it’s herbalness. For such a small cocktail, there’s a lot going on in this one and I like it!

K strowosći! (Sorbian)

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Sherry

 

Fino Martini

Fino Martini

Fino Martini

February 4, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Fino Martini

Dashes of fino sherry
1 1/2 oz. gin
Lemon peel

Stir well with ice a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Twist lemon peel over glass and drop into drink.

Plymouth Navy Strenth gin, Tio Pepe fino sherry. It’s a good thing I like gin. I think the navy strength overpowered the sherry; I’ll try it with just a standard gin next time. The sherry stands in for vermouth, giving the drink a lighter feel without the added herbal bitterness.

На здаровля! (Na zdorovlja!) (Rusyn)

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2016 in Gin, Sherry

 

Bamboo Cocktail

Bamboo Cocktail

Bamboo Cocktail

January 28, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Bamboo Cocktail

1  oz. dry sherry
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
Dash of orange bitters

Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Tio Pepe fino sherry, Dolin dry vermouth. I was first made aware of this extremely light cocktail by a long-time friend of Michael’s. It is slightly grape-y and just a tiny bit bitter, not sweet at all. It makes me think of when you bite on a grape seed. This would be a very nice starter to a full evening of dinner and drinks.

Gesondheid! (Afrikaans)

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2016 in Sherry

 

Adonis

Adonis

Adonis

March 21, 2014 – The Republic Steakhouse

Adonis
1  oz. dry sherry
1/2 oz. vermouth rosso
1/2 oz. vermouth bianco
Dashes orange bitters

Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Very interesting drink. To the nose, it smelled exactly like ripe bananas. To the tongue it was totally different. Overall, it was fruity, but not sweet. The orange from the bitters really came through, and the sweet vermouths were rounded and a bit subdued, with a faint, pleasant bitterness at the end. I chose a light, dry Fino sherry for this.

This one took awhile to get around to because I needed to bring in my own sherry. In researching what I should pick up, I learned a lot about it. Sherry (anglicization of Xeres or Jerez) is a fortified wine produced in Andalusia, Spain, from white grapes. As with other fortified wines like port, brandy (grape) is added to the fermented wine to produce an alcohol content of 15% to 20%, depending on type . Sherries can range from light and dry (Fino and Manzanilla) to heavier, darker versions oxidized by aging in barrels (Amantillado and Oloroso).

Saúde! (Portuguese)

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Sherry