Midnight Matinee

Starring Oloroso

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.


1 1/2 oz 
Lustau Dry Oloroso Don Nuño Sherry
1 1/2 oz 
Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
1/4 oz 
Vanilla-Passion Fruit Syrup
1 tsp 
Nardini Amaro
1 tsp 
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Scotch


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.

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Pairing Oloroso with food

De ideale temperatuur waarin je Oloroso kunt schenken is tussen 12 en 14ºC. 

De wijn is een prima begeleider voor rood vlees en fazant.Het is perfecte combinatie voor stoofschotels en casseroles; met name gelatine-achtig vlees zoals ossestaart of varkenswangen.

Maar de Oloroso is ook de perfecte combinatie met wilde paddenstoelen en gerijpte kazen.

Oloroso fast facts

Licht gekoeld in een witte wijnglas

Serveer temperatuur tussen 12° en 14° C en in een witte wijnglas.

Zacht en Persistent

Ideale wijn voor een lange afdronk van intense smaken.

Probleemloos voor langere tijd houdbaar

In verband met de unieke samenstelling, kan deze wijn ondanks opening nog maanden bewaard worden.

Analytic data

  • Alcoholgehalte Tussen 17 en 22% vol.
  • suiker < 5 gr. / liter
  • zuurgraad 4 - 6 gr. / liter
  • zuurgehalte < 0,8 gr. / liter
  • Hoog in Gylcerine inhoud 8 - 10 gr. / liter
Amanda Elder , Pouring Ribbons New York City, NY United States
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