The New Spain
Makes one cocktail
Adapted from Sherry: The Wine World’s Best-Kept Secret (Ten Speed Press) by Talia BaiocchiI’ve been enjoying stirring and shaking up some of the cocktails in this book, which also tells the history of sherry, how its made, why it’s so special, and explains the differences between the various types of sherry, from Fino to Moscatel. There are also some recipes for nibbles to go with sherry, to help you polish off the rest of the bottle : )For this cocktail, Talia recommends an amontillado sherry, but any dry sherry would work fine.
One 1/2-inch (1cm) thick slice of fresh ginger, peeled
1/2 ounce agave nectar
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
2 ounces dry sherry
1 ounce best-quality mezcal such as Del Maguey Vida
One slice of lime and nutmeg, for garnish
1. Put the ginger, agave nectar, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and muddle them together.
2. Add the sherry and mezcal and fill the shaker halfway with ice. Shake for 20 seconds.
3. Strain into an old-fashioned or on-the-rocks glass. Add a wheel of lime and grate a small dusting of nutmeg over the top.