When the weather outside starts to heat up it only means it’s time for some delicious summer cocktails.
Summer means spending as much time outside as possible, preferably by a pool or the beach, with frozen drinks, icy mojitos or tropical and sherry mixed cocktails. There are cocktails for every mood, party, and holiday this summer, and we want to give you our recommendations about sherry cocktails!
11 Sherry cocktails ideas for this summer
If you like Martinis, you will love Fino Sherry wine. The clean gin joins up with herbal yellow Chartreuse, delicate and slightly sweet blanc vermouth, and nutty and fresh Fino to create a perfect aperitif.
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail glass with ice and stir until very well-chilled. Strain into Nick and Nora’s glass. Then, twist a thick lemon peel over the top to spray its citrus oils on the surface of the drink, and discard.
The Bamboo’s blend of dry sherry, French vermouth and orange bitters evokes balmy continental evenings and southern Europeans enjoying their six-month summer vacations. Created in the 1890s by German bartender Louis Eppinger of the Grand Hotel in Yokohama Japan, the Bamboo has become a world-renown classic cocktail.
Preparation: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
A bright and fresh low-proof cocktail that is the perfect way to start the evening.
Preparation: Shake over ice with 1/2 inch of celery and a slice of cucumber. Strain into a Highball, add crushed ice and garnish with a long slice of cucumber.
Inspired by the sultry sounds of ’60s soul, lyrics of both love and protest, this silky-spicy number plays best with a sweet-n-savoury plate of braised Duroc Pork Belly, roasted root vegetables, apple-fennel veloute, and orange glaze.
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled. Fine strain into a chilled coupe. Finally, garnish with a grapefruit twist
How to make Ginger Syrup?
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook until the sugar is dissolved. Puree in a food processor. Strain, bottle and refrigerate. Yields 2 quarts.
How to make Cayenne Tincture?
Preparation: In a 1 quart Mason jar, combine the peels of eight lemons and three tablespoons of pink peppercorns. Fill with 750ml of white tequila. Shake, seal, and let it sit at room temp for five to seven days. Shake the mixture about once a day. Strain and discard any solids. Add three tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder to the jar and shake again. Shake before using.
This Sherry Cocktail dates back to 1840, blending sweet Sherry wine with dry Sherry, shaken with a tablespoon of sugar, poured over a tall glass of crushed ice & garnished with fruit.
Preparation: Shake in a shaker and mix with red fruits and mint in a highball cup.
The new cocktail is made from cream Sherry wine, fresh lemon, lime and ginger ale.
Preparation: Crush the lime pieces with the lemon juice and sugar, extracting the juices. Fill the glass to 3/4 with crushed ice, adding Sherry wine and Ginger Ale. Garnish with mint leaves.
You don’t have to fly to New Orleans to sip this smooth, nutty concoction, because we have this recipe.
Preparation: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake, shake, shake and strain twice before pouring into a coupe glass. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.
This cocktail was created especially for International Sherry Week 2016.
Preparation: Muddle Cherry Tomatoes in the base of the shaker and add the rest of your ingredients. Then, throw over ice and serve neat in a chilled coupette. Finally, garnish with a cherry tomato and an olive.
The Rebujito Ice, it’s an easy cocktail with Fino Sherry wine, Sprite, a touch of tequila and crushed ice.
Preparation: In a long glass filled with crushed ice, add the Fino Sherry Wine, sprite and tequila. Stir gently and garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lime.
The classic Bloody Mary is in its most sherry version.
Preparation: Mix all ingredients and shake with ice in a shaker and garnish with the celery.
Inspired by the classic Dry Martini. The appetizer includes Amontillado, giving this cocktail a dry finish on the palate. This, combined with the bitter notes of the dry vermouth and the sweetness of the Italian vermouth, blends perfectly with a spicy touch.
Preparation: Pour all ingredients into a Manhattan shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain and serve in a martini glass and garnish with lime perfume.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy those ice-cold drinks you’ve been craving all winter. Whip up your favorite summer sherry cocktails and enjoy them with friends or family.
Celebrate the return of warm weather and sunshine with these 11 essential summers Sherry cocktails!