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La Frontera

With Amontillado


Finalist in the 2015 U.S. Sherry Cocktail Competition

La Frontera is simple, rich, and flavorful. It's a great vehicle for exploring Sherry in a new way at the end of a meal.



La Frontera

In the following order, combine the ingredients in a shaker: lemon juice, orgeat, Smith and Cross Rum, Amontillado, then egg. Add 5-6 walnut-sized chunks of ice and shake with gusto until well chilled (20-30 seconds). Strain off ice and shake again to build the body of the cocktail (another 10-15 seconds). Fine-strain into your chilled stemware, such as an oversized martini glass. Finish the cocktail by spraying a mist of Cavendish tobacco tincture over the top. Enjoy.


Author , San Francisco, CA United States of America


Serving and consuming

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.

  • 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.