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Strange Encounters

With Amontillado

Jarred Weigand's winning "Strange Encounters"; photo credit Eric Medsker

The warm nuttiness of Amontillado marries with rustic, earthy tones of the carrot eau de vie, and plays perfectly with the anise notes of the of the aquavit.  The ginger adds spice, while honey and orgeat give it sweetness.  It is a savory, refreshing cocktail that brings you back for more.  



Strange Encounters


Measure and combine all ingredients in a shaking tin.  Add ice, shake, and fine strain into chilled coupe.  No garnish.


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.