Palo Negro

Starring Palo Cortado

I wanted to blend two parts of the world that I love most: Mexico and Spain. I took different modes to bring the drink together. I started with the Sherry, knowing that I wanted to draw upon the nutty rich flavors of the Palo Cortado, using the pepper notes from the lowland Partida Reposado to draw out the tannins of the Sherry. The Blackstrap adds a depth, acting as a bridge (albeit a very hearty one) between the nutty chocolate of the Sherry and the peppery caramel of the tequila, bringing the rich terroir of the Sherry to forefront. The Grand Marnier acts as a closing tie that takes the floral notes of the Sherry and ties it to the orange disc garnish in the end.


1 oz. 
Palo Cortado Sherry
2 oz. 
Partida Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz. 
Cruzan Blackstrap Rum
1 tsp 
Grand Marnier
1/2 tsp 
Demerara syrup (2 parts Demerara sugar to 1 part water)


Stir over ice, and strain into a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with oils from an orange disc and drop into the glass.

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Pairing Palo Cortado with food

"Meditation wine," ideal to be slowly appreciated, to become totally immersed in the full range of well balanced sensations this exceptional wine has to offer. It may accompany nuts, cured cheeses and, at the table, the more concentrated consommés, stews and gelatinous meats (bull's tail, cheeks...)

Palo Cortado fast facts

Slightly Chilled in a White Wine Glass

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

The Most Elegant Sherry

It combines the subtlety of an Amontillado with the roundness of an Oloroso.

Ideal to Drink Glass by Glass

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

Analytic data

  • Alcoholic content between 17 & 22% vol.
  • Sugar < 5 gr. / litre (normally < 1 gr. / litre)
  • Total Acidity (tartaric) 4 - 6 gr. / litre
  • Volatile Acidity (acetic) < 0,8 gr. / litre
  • High in Gylcerine Content 8 - 10 gr. / litre
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