Latin Trifecta

Cynar, Tequila, Dry sherry, Orange bitters, Orange peel
Stir, strain, up.
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Created byJamie Boudreau, Canon, Seattle, WA.
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DrunkLab on 10/31/2013


What style of sherry would you recommend, Rafa? I'm thinking something on the dry side ...

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Hello Leslie,

You are correct, the recipe calls for a dry sherry. I've updated this entry accordingly. I imagine an amontillado would be ideal, but I used a fino and enjoyed the drink, and an oloroso would probably make a fine drink as well, though a rich and nutty one.

With a dry sherry, this is nearly identical to the Choke Artist cocktail, with the main difference being the different quantities of bitters. I imagine that Boudreau is measuring out of a Yarai bitters dasher like he uses at Canon; these give smaller dashes than standard bottles, and one or two dashes out of a bottle of say Regan's is possibly closer to the recipe as Boudreau makes it.

From other users

Made with blanco. Easy drinking, with a lightly bitter finish. It is a little small as noted. (4 stars)
Very good. Tequila and Cynar marry well together, and the orange notes are excellent, with the sherry moderating. I would add to it: 1.5 oz tequila, 3/4 oz sherry, maybe a dash more Cynar, to fill out the glass. (4 stars)

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