Thursday, January 26, 2017


I'm not sure how this drink represents the Caribbean island in the Grenadines chain, except that the drink is decidedly Spanish in its leanings. I still don't get it, but I understand the appeal. Brandy makes the drink strong and rich, but curacao and dry sherry make it fruity and tropical. Throw in tonic and you have something exotic.

Just a side note, I've been using this same tile coaster for all these sherry drinks. It is a reproduction of a floor tile designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, and it is there to represent Spain. The brandy I used is very American, though. E & J XO added a ton of vanilla notes to this cocktail and gave me a wicked headache in the morning.
  • 1 1/2 oz. brandy (E & J XO)
  • 1 oz. dry sherry
  • 1/2 oz. white curacao (Luxardo Triplum used)
  • tonic water
  • orange slice
Combine all ingredients except tonic and orange slice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled highball glass. Top with tonic water and stir gently. Garnish with orange slice.

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