Queen Anne's Revenge

Starring Amontillado

For a ShakeStir competition, I decided to craft a low ABV Tiki riff of the Blackbeard's Ghost. To accomplish this, I substituted sherry for the two rums, swapped ginger syrup for the falernum, and changed around a few of the proportions. I described the cocktail as, "An aperitif-Tiki riff on the Blackbeard's Ghost named after Blackbeard's most famous pirate frigate." The combination impressed the judges enough that they selected it as one of the new CocktailCourier offerings.

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz 
Amontillado Sherry
3/4 oz  
Orange Juice
3/4 oz  
Lemon Juice
1/2 oz 
Apricot Liqueur
1/2 oz 
Ginger Syrup
1 dash 
Angostura Bitters

Directions

Shake with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a dried (or fresh) lemon wheel.

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Pairing Amontillado with food

Amontillado should be served at a temperature of between 12 and 14º C.

It is an ideal wine to accompany soups and consommés, white meat, blue fish (tuna), wild mushrooms and semi-cured cheeses.

It combines perfectly with vegetables such as asparagus and artichokes.

 

Amontillado fast facts

Slightly Chilled in a White Wine Glass

Serve it between 12° and 14° C in a white wine glass.

Dry but Intense

Its dry and intense flavour adapts to difficult and risky pairings.

Ideal to Drink Glass by Glass

Its composition allows it to be stored in open bottles for months.

Analytic data

  • Alcoholic content between 16 and 22% vol.
  • Sugar < 5 gr. / litre (normally < 1 gr. per litre)
  • Total Acidity (tartaric) 4 - 6 gr. / litre
  • Volatile Acidity (acetic) < 0,8 gr. / litre
  • Very Low In Glycerine Content 3 - 5 gr. / litre
Frederic Yarm , Boston bartender currently at River Bar in Somerville, MA; blogger for Cocktail Virgin; and author of two books (search my name on Amazon). Somerville, MA United States Visit Website
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