Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday Recipe

This sounds like it would pack a punch. We have the sherry and brandy, not the other ingredients. Pity, I would like to try it tonight.

Sherry Cocktail

Food & Wine
Contributed by Junior Merino
Makes 1 drink
    Mexican-born mixologist Junior Merino balances flavours like a chef, creating classically inspired, invariably pretty drinks, such as this sherry-cocktailsherry-spiked riff on a brandy sour.
    1. Ice
    2. 1 ounce palo cortado or amontillado sherry
    3. 1 ounce brandy, preferably Spanish
    4. 1/2 ounce grenadine, preferably homemade
    5. 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
    6. 1/4 ounce Cherry Heering or other cherry liqueur
    7. 1 orange twist, flamed
    8. 1 brandied cherry
    1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the sherry, brandy, grenadine, lemon juice and Cherry Heering and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish the drink with the flamed twist and the cherry.
    Have a great weekend.
    Jo

    12 comments:

    1. I love a cocktail, but this one would be too sweet for my hypoglycemia, I'm afraid. One of the reasons I enjoy an extra dry martini so much...hankering for one right now. Hankering just to get out of the house...but trying to deal with it. Have a great weekend, Jo.
      Tina @ Life is Good
      A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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      1. I mostly don't drink cocktails but I do enjoy a Rob Roy (Manhattan made with Scotch) now and again. Is hypoglycemia an illness on its own? I thought it was a side affect of diabetes. I normally drink scotch and water, unless its a really good scotch like Glenmorangie when I don't pollute it with anything.

        Hope you can get out of the house soon. Have as good a weekend as you can.

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    2. Lots of my favorite flavors. Looking forward to trying this one.

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      1. We don't carry grenadine unfortunately.

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    3. Nope, too rich for my taste. I'm strictly a wine person (red or white), or perhaps a rum and coke if a longer drink is required!

      Hope you're having a good weekend, with or without the cocktails!

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      1. I never drink Coke or any other soda, pop, cola, whatever. Not since I was very young. As I said above, it's usually scotch and a splash of water for me. I do drink wine too but usually with a meal. Champagne on the other hand is my morning drink of choice although limited to Sunday these days.

        Not a lot happening so I am catching up with my A to Z Challenge posts for April. I have about half of them done. 26 all told.

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      2. I steer clear of all pop (apart from the odd rum and coke) also. I do like sparkling water but that's not in the same category.

        Must confess we do get through a bottle or two of Cava when in the Canaries (Spanish Champagne alternative) and Cava Sangria with Strawberries and Mint is wonderful when whiling away a sunny afternoon, people watching by the sea. Can you tell I'm getting demob happy - we're off to Fuerteventura on Wednesday

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      3. We used to drink Spanish bubbly in Alicante when my parents lived there. It was pretty good and reasonably priced. Cava Sangria sounds pretty good too. Wish I were going somewhere too. Have a good trip

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    4. Hi Jo - it does sound good - but like you, or unlike you, I have none of the ingredients ... but I'd like to try it - then zizz for 24 hours probably! Cheers Hilary

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      1. Zizzing often follows strong drinks.

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