Sherry is not exactly the most common cocktail ingredient, but for those in the know, it is a great go-to one for the winter months as well as for lower alcohol drinks.
Matt Durgin has been pouring a version of a Bamboo cocktail to great success at the Green Russell. "It's just a great winter ingredient," Durgin said of sherry. "It mixes well with vermouths, cognac, rums, ports, and is readily available everywhere. It is also a fantastic low-alcohol alternative for mixing," he added.
Durgin lauded the spectrum of notes within the sherry category: acidity, earthiness, dryness, and sweetness. " It is a wonderful ingredient that I think is experiencing a cult renaissance in the cocktail community and it's an affordable luxury at home," he said.
Go get the cocktail at the Green Russell or make it yourself at home.
Boston Bamboo No. 2
1.5 oz Sandeman Character Medium Dry Amontillado Sherry
1.5 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambéry
1 long dash Angostura Bitters
1 long dash Green Russell House Orange Bitters
garnish with an olive on a bamboo pick
Cracked ice, long stir, strain & decant into a chilled coupe glass.
Classic Sherry Cocktail [Photo: Neighborhood Notes]