A play on a dirty martini, La Sucia is a balanced cocktail that is both briny & crisp, and something you could enjoy at either the beginning or the end of a meal.

This cocktail was first runner up at the 2016 U.S. Sherry Cocktail Competition.


1.5 oz 
Sandeman Don Fino Sherry
.75 oz 
Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
.5 oz 
Tempus Fugit L'aero d'Or Kina
1 dash 
Orange Bitters
1 barspoon 
agave nectar
2 barspoons 
olive brine
cucumber wheels
Orange Expression & a Marinated Cerignola Olive


In a mixing glass, muddle cucumber wheels, agave, olive brine, & orange bitters. Combine the rest of the ingredients & top with ice. Mix until well chilled & then strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a marinated cerignola olive & express an orange peel over the glass. Discard peel & serve.

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Pairing Fino with food

It is an ideal aperitif wine and goes well with all types of tapa, especially olives, nuts and Iberian cured ham.

Also providing the perfect companion for shellfish and fish, especially those with a marked salty taste (anchovies) or even raw (sashimi).

Its low acetic acid content combines exceptionally well with dishes of marked acidity (vinaigrette salads, marinades, etc.) as well as with cold soups (gazpacho, ajo blanco, etc.).


Fino fast facts

Always serve chilled

Use an ice bucket with both ice and water to serve chilled between 6º & 8º C.

Perfect for Tapas

It adapts perfectly to a diverse range of salty and intense flavours.

Style of Glass

In traditional wide-rimmed catavinos, or in white wine glasses.

Analytic data

  • Alcoholic content between 15 y 18% vol. (generally, 15% vol.)
  • Sugar < 5 gr. / litre (usually < 1 gr. / litre)
  • Total Acidity (tartaric) 3 - 5 gr. / litre
  • Volatile Acidity (acetic) <0,25 gr. / litre
  • Very Low In Glycerine Content < 2 gr. / litre
Alexandra Jump , Easy Bistro & Bar Chattanooga, TN United States Visit Website
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