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Smoked Palomino

With Amontillado


A delicious cocktail made with both Mezcal and Sherry as a base. The two together create an inherent and pleasant brininess that led it's creator, Phil Ward, to take home 2nd runner up in the 2009 U.S. Sherry Cocktail Competition.



Smoked Palomino

Rim lip of a Pilsner Glass by lubricating with a lime wedge and rolling in a plate of Kosher salt. Add 4 Kold Draft cubes to glass.
In a shaker tin add the simple syrup, lime, grapefruit, Crema de Mezcal, and the Sherry. Add ice and shake vigorously.
Pour into the rimmed and iced Pilsner Glass. Top with the .75 ounces of Club Soda. Garnish with the Lime Wedge, serve with a tall straw.


Author , New York, NY 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.