Sherry is the daughter of fall 2022. Fortified wines, like sherry, are wines blended with spirits and then aged or flavored with herbs as in the case of vermouth. Whether you use a dry Fino or a sweet cream sherry, cocktails with fortified wine are synonymous with balance, complexity and tradition. As an added bonus, using fortified wine as the base of a cocktail results in a lower alcohol drink, which the IWSR says has bartenders answering the call for higher consumption. healthy.
Limantour, which Food & Wine Español calls a Mexico City institution, offers the Mustacchioni cocktail on its new “Confabulario” menu with intense flavors made with two types of tequila, Campari and port fawn. At New York’s McKittrick Hotel, through October, Serpent’s Kiss is a new cocktail made with Pedro Ximenez sherry, grapefruit and rose infused vodka, Campari and crème de cacao. Insider Bar, named in the top 15 of the 50 Best Bars, offers a lilac Americano with Campari, white port, lilac soda and Fino sherry. And Artesian’s acclaimed bar program in London featured a vodka cocktail with Martini Fiero, plus mango and maple verjuice.
Want to try fortified wines at home? Try making a sherry cobbler, but knock it down with cranberries and orange, the fall equivalent of a year-round cocktail circa the early 1800s.