The Perfect Lepanto

Starring Moscatel

Moscatel adds a nutty sweetness to this elegant cocktail. Enjoy it as an aperitif, served with a meal, or as a digestif.

The Perfect Lepanto was awarded 2nd runner up in the 2011 Sherry Cocktail Competition.



1.5 oz 
Lepanto OV Oloroso Gran Reserva Brandy
1 oz 
Lustau Emilin Moscatel Sherry
3/4 oz 
Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz 
Lillet Rouge
2 dashes 
Angostura Bitters
2 dashes 
Regan's Orange Bitters


Measure ingredients and pour into a mixing glass. Add ice to fill the mixing glass.  With a long bar spoon, stir until a frost builds on the outside of the mixing glass.  Should stir for about 30 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.  Cut a nice sized long orange peel and squeeze orange oils on top of drink.  Place orange peel into the cocktail.

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Pairing Moscatel with food

Moscatel makes the ideal combination for pastries and desserts which are not excessively sweet, based on fruit and ice-cream.

Moscatel fast facts

Slightly chilled

Serve slightly chilled between 12 & 14° C in a white wine glass.

A perfect dessert wine

Pairs perfectly with fruit and ice-creams.

Ideal to enjoy by the glass

The structure of the wine allows conservation of the bottle for a few months.

Analytic data

  • Alcoholic content between 15 & 22% vol.
  • Sugar more than 160 gr. / litre
  • Total Acidity (tartaric) 3 - 5 gr. / litre
  • Volatile Acidity (acetic) < 0,8 gr. / litre
Stephanie Schneider , Huckleberry Bar Brooklyn, NY United States Visit Website
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