This drink features how accessible and versatile a sherry cocktail can be. The chocolate, caramel, and fruit notes make a lovely platform for its long smoke and chestnut finish. This flavor combination stimulates the palate as a true aperitif, but has enough backbone to hold up as a low-abv option during any portion of a night of eating and drinking. The addition of the Laphroaig will appeal to whiskey fans but is subtle enough not to scare away drinkers who may not be sure about their feelings towards scotch, while the vanilla-passion fruit will satisfy drinkers looking for a hint of sweetness without being cloying. And above all, these ingredients amplify the beautiful Oloroso and show the wide range of flavors with which sherry is compatible. Drinkers that already know and love sherry will be pleased to see how well it comes through in this combination. Imbibers that are new to sherry's virtues may be enticed by the other ingredients in this cocktail, but will, in turn, receive an inviting introduction to the world of sherry.
Stir all ingredients in a glass over ice and strain in to a rocks glass over a large cylinder of ice (Kold Draft will work nicely in place of large-format ice).
Garnish with a trimmed orange peel, expressed and inserted.
The ideal temperature at which to serve an Oloroso is at between 12 and 14ºC.
This is the most suitable wine to accompany red meat and game. It combines perfectly with meat stews and casseroles; especially gelatinous meat such as bull's tail or cheeks. The perfect match for wild mushrooms and well cured cheeses.
Serve it between 12° and 14° C in a white wine glass.
Ideal accompaniment for prolonging the sensation of intense flavours.
Its composition allows it to be stored in open bottles for months.