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Seven Show-Stopping Sherry Cocktails to Seek Out Now

Sherry cocktails are all the rage in Denver these days.

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Sherry is a versatile and oft-forgotten spirit, reminiscent of 19th century galas and smoky parlor rooms, stuck in the liquor canon amongst dusty bottles of brandy on the back of Grandpa's shelf. But this fortified wine is a fine nectar distilled from white Andalusian grapes, crafted into many different styles/favor profiles based on parameters of age, color, oxidization and sweetness. Sherry flavors range from distinctly sweet nuttiness of dessert wines to dry, lighter-than-air quality of finos, and their comparatively low alcohol contents make them a winning contender for complex, "easy" drinking cocktails that are now so en vogue in Denver.

The sherry-drinking renaissance in Denver really took off in 2015, and now it's time to expand your cocktail horizons with the following seven choice sherry cocktails, found at Denver's best bars and restaurants. Did we miss an absolute must of a sherry cocktail? Let us know in the comments section below.

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1. Bar Fausto

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3126 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 445-9691
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RiNo's hot cocktail bar has a wonderfully curated cocktail and spirits menu. Next time you're in, order the #21 - a warming delight of a drink made with brown butter-washed Bulleit Rye, oloroso Sherry, yellow chartreuse and apple bitters, served up.

2. RiNo Yacht Club

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3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 485-5581
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Apparently brown butter and sherry go together like the horse and carriage. The RiNo Yacht Club take on a sherry cocktail features brown butter-washed sherry, pear, apple brandy, lemon and Angostura bitters.
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3. Ste. Ellie

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1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 547-7356
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The Sherry Cobbler cocktail at Ste. Elie's is the stuff of our dreams these days. Described concisely as: "sherries, fruits, cobbles," the finished product will not disappoint. Also on Ste. Ellie's lovely cocktail menu, oloroso Sherry crops up in the Winter Rules cocktail alongside reposado tequila and Dolin Blanc, and in the Geriatric Hat Trick cocktail swims Lustau East India Sherry, El Dorado 5Yr Rum and Campari.
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4. Mercantile Dining & Provision

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-3733
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Mercantile's fantastic bar program has a winter cocktail menu curated that is chock full of uses of sherry. The Brass Buttons cocktail is a showstopper made with fino sherry, Aviation American Gin, spruce, juniper, coriander and lemon, among other aromatic additions.
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5. Williams & Graham

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3160 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 997-8886
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For some of the best in the art of mixology that Denver has to offer, the pros head to Williams & Graham. Naturally, the barmen and women of the haute LoHi speakeasy know a thing or two about how to artfully blend sherry into mixed drinks. Try the Through the Looking Glass cocktail, made with Tio Pepe fino sherry, Suze, Sandeman Founders Reserve port, soursop puree, lemon juice, honey syrup and rosemary.
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6. Vesta Dipping Grill

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1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1970
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Believe it or not, Vesta Dipping Grill has one of the most impressive sherry selections in the Mile High City. The Spanish fortified wine comes into play nicely in the Well Respected Man cocktail, a boozy treat with Peach St. Bourbon, Contratto Rosso, Campari, and Lustau palo cortado sherry
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7. Hop Alley

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3500 Larimer St.
Denver, CO
(720) 379-8340
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Hop Alley is absolutely killing the Denver dining and drinking scene these days. Naturally, the RiNo Chinese restaurant and bar is up to speed on our city's hottest cocktail trends. Try out the Tiger cocktail, a potent blend with gin, oloroso sherry, Batavia-Arrack and passionfruit.
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1. Bar Fausto

3126 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
RiNo's hot cocktail bar has a wonderfully curated cocktail and spirits menu. Next time you're in, order the #21 - a warming delight of a drink made with brown butter-washed Bulleit Rye, oloroso Sherry, yellow chartreuse and apple bitters, served up.
3126 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

2. RiNo Yacht Club

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
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Apparently brown butter and sherry go together like the horse and carriage. The RiNo Yacht Club take on a sherry cocktail features brown butter-washed sherry, pear, apple brandy, lemon and Angostura bitters.
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

3. Ste. Ellie

1553 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
Facebook
The Sherry Cobbler cocktail at Ste. Elie's is the stuff of our dreams these days. Described concisely as: "sherries, fruits, cobbles," the finished product will not disappoint. Also on Ste. Ellie's lovely cocktail menu, oloroso Sherry crops up in the Winter Rules cocktail alongside reposado tequila and Dolin Blanc, and in the Geriatric Hat Trick cocktail swims Lustau East India Sherry, El Dorado 5Yr Rum and Campari.
1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202

4. Mercantile Dining & Provision

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Facebook
Mercantile's fantastic bar program has a winter cocktail menu curated that is chock full of uses of sherry. The Brass Buttons cocktail is a showstopper made with fino sherry, Aviation American Gin, spruce, juniper, coriander and lemon, among other aromatic additions.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

5. Williams & Graham

3160 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
Facebook
For some of the best in the art of mixology that Denver has to offer, the pros head to Williams & Graham. Naturally, the barmen and women of the haute LoHi speakeasy know a thing or two about how to artfully blend sherry into mixed drinks. Try the Through the Looking Glass cocktail, made with Tio Pepe fino sherry, Suze, Sandeman Founders Reserve port, soursop puree, lemon juice, honey syrup and rosemary.
3160 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

6. Vesta Dipping Grill

1822 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Facebook
Believe it or not, Vesta Dipping Grill has one of the most impressive sherry selections in the Mile High City. The Spanish fortified wine comes into play nicely in the Well Respected Man cocktail, a boozy treat with Peach St. Bourbon, Contratto Rosso, Campari, and Lustau palo cortado sherry
1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Hop Alley

3500 Larimer St., Denver, CO
Facebook
Hop Alley is absolutely killing the Denver dining and drinking scene these days. Naturally, the RiNo Chinese restaurant and bar is up to speed on our city's hottest cocktail trends. Try out the Tiger cocktail, a potent blend with gin, oloroso sherry, Batavia-Arrack and passionfruit.
3500 Larimer St.
Denver, CO

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