There’s so much more to cocktails than meets the eye, a cocktail can be so much more with just the right types of liquor. So let’s play with sherry. 

 

What is your sherry you ask?

Oh, sherry is so much more than your average alcohol, it is a fortified wine made from white grapes. It’s tart and citrus and fussy so you must follow all the instructions properly to make fine cocktails. Gather your cocktail shaker and a bucket load of ice, we have three sherry recipes to try. 

 

Sherry Negroni

This is sherry twist to a classic Negroni, this one is the kind you would not want to share. The recipe subs the gin for sherry. To make this, you’ll need sherry, campari, sweet vermouth, lemon and ice. Add 25mL of sherry, 25mL of campari and 25mL of sweet vermouth into a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a lemon peel. 

 

Sherry Espresso Martini

A remix from the 1800s, this cocktail has a deep taste and is super energising. The sherry with the combination of espresso vodka is absolutely delightful. You’ll need 15mL sherry, 40mL of vodka, 30mL of espresso and ice. Pour in all of the ingredients in a tall glass and stir with a long spoon. Add the ice and continue stirring till the glass becomes cold. Garnish the entire thing with espresso powder. 

 

Sherry Tonic

A new kind of Gin and Tonic that could sip on all day, this is so simple that even a beginner can’t mess it up. To prepare this you need to gather sherry, simple syrup, orange bitters, tonic, water and lemons. To a cocktail shaker, add 60mL of sherry, a teaspoon of simple syrup, 2 dashes of orange bitters, and 45mL of tonic. Shake with a little bit of ice and top with a lemon wedge.