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Picnic Blanket

With Manzanilla

Picnic Blanket cocktail

The Picnic Blanket takes you on a journey from the first sip.  You are first greeted with the smell of sweet basil, followed by the bright and bracing Manzanilla Sherry.  Next comes the clean Gin, aromatic Dry Vermouth, and it's finished with the sweet, herbacousness of the peach-basil shrub.  It's summer in a glass, available year around.



Picnic Blanket

Combine all ingredients, dry shake, serve in rocks glass over crushed ice; garnish with basil leaf.


Peach-Basil Shrub Ingredients:

  • 1 quart peaches, chopped
  • 6 basil sprigs
  • 1 quart sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar


  1. Combine fresh chopped peaches, 4 basil sprigs and the sugar, macerating thoroughly by hand (we recommend wearing gloves)
  2. Let the mixture sit for at least two days so the sugar can extract the juice from the peaches and has a syrup-like consistency
  3. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth
  4. Combine the strained mixture with apple cider vinegar at a ratio of 4 parts syrup to 3 parts vinegar and add two more sprigs of basil
  5. Let sit for three more days and strain one more time, removing the basil

Author , Chicago United States of America


Serving and consuming

Manzanilla with food

Manzanilla combines perfectly with fish and seafood, as well as with salted fish and cured meats.

Thanks to its low acidity, it is, together with Fino, the perfect choice to accompany salads, cold soups and dressings. 

  • Always serve very chilled

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

  • The wine of the sea

    Perfect with fish, seafood and all styles of food from the sea.

  • Style of Glass

    In traditional wide rimmed catavinos or in a white wine glass.