Manzanilla sherry is a rare style of sherry that only comes from the village of Sanlucar de Barrameda, in the "Sherry Triangle". Manzanilla is a subtype of fino sherry, and is made in the same way. The major difference between the two is that wines aged in Sanlucar de Barrameda have a good chance of developing a flor based on the yeast S. Beticus.
Manzanilla sherry has its own Denominacion de Origen (D.O) status from the Spanish government - they can legally be labeled as "Manzanilla de Sanlucar de Barrameda D.O.", or simply as Manzanilla from the D.O. of Jerez.
Manzanilla sherries that are aged for a longer time than is usual are called Manzanilla Pasada. Manzanilla sherries can be successfully paired with salty foods like almonds or olives or cured meats.
Some popular cocktails containing Manzanilla sherry
- Conquistador (Jaime Salas) — Reposado Tequila, Manzanilla sherry, Crème de Cacao, Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur, Orange bitters, Orange peel
- Sel de la Mer — Manzanilla sherry, Cognac, Maraschino Liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Bitters
- The Mexican Gentleman — Reposado Tequila, Manzanilla sherry, Mezcal, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Orange
- Keep Your Dreams A Burnin’ — Manzanilla sherry, Jamaican rum, Bitters, Orgeat, Lemon peel
- The Bottom Line — Islands Scotch, Manzanilla sherry, Bärenjäger, Bitters, Orange bitters, CioCiaro