A distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. It can be made from grain, potatoes, rice, beans, beets, fruit or even wood; 40% ABV.
The driest and lightest of the traditional sherry varieties. They are consumed young and shortly after opening the bottle; within a few hours they start to lose flavor.
Also known as PX, this is the name of a white Spanish wine grape variety grown in several wine regions in Spain. It is intensely sweet and dark; a dessert sherry.
A French apricot liqueur, not to be confused with Crème de Noyaux which is made with apricot kernels.
A deep orange flavored French amaro made with bitter and sweet oranges, anise, cinchona, clove and gentian with an ABV of 40%.
Like the pinch of salt in cookies, a couple drops from a 20g salt to 80g water solution in a cocktail will spread the flavors out, pronouncing sweet and/or tart flavours. Test it out in your favorite drink.
A yellow citrus fruit. The peel is often used as a garnish while the juice incorporated into the drink for a tart flavor profile (citric acid).
Stir all the ingredients over ice then strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Express a lemon over the drink and set it on the edge of the glass. #stir #straight
Manhattan riff from Devon Tarby.