It’s Spring! The blossom is on the trees and the weather’s becoming more and more balmy.
What better time to take a look at some of the delicious cocktails you could make for your Spring events with our wines and sherries.
So here are some light, bright, and wonderful suggestions:
Tips for sherry cocktails
Balance your dry and sweet tastes.
If your sherry is dry, use sweeter mixers and if your sherry is sweet, keep the mixers dry.
You can add cream or ice cream to drinks which use cream sherry, too.
An ounce of dry Fino sherry (our classic Finois an excellent choice)
Two ounces of orange vodka
Half an ounce of Grand Marnier
A twist of orange peel
Combine the wet ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and garnish with the twist of orange peel
Cream Sherry Cobbler
Two and a half ounces of cream sherry (try our Dios Bacocream sherry)
A teaspoon of fine sugar
Three ounces of club soda
Slices of lemon and orange
Put the sugar in an old-fashioned glass, then dissolve it by pouring in the club soda and stirring. Add crushed ice until the glass is almost full, then add the sherry and stir well. Garnish with a slice of orange, a slice of lemon, and a Maraschino cherry.
Two ounces of dry sherry (try using our Manzanilla Ria Pita)
A teaspoon of peach brandy
A teaspoon of triple sec
Half-fill an old-fashioned glass with broken ice, pour in the ingredients, and serve.
Tips for wine cocktails
Always have plenty of crushed ice on hand to cool down white wines.
Pair dry wines with fruit to balance dryness and the taste of sugars.
Three measures of red wine (why not use our Tintilla?)
One measure of orange juice
Two measures of lemonade
Slices of orange and lemon
Mix in a large jug. You can add more of the wine, orange juice, and lemonade, to taste. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint.
Two ounces of soda water
Four ounces of dry white wine (try our Chardonnay)
A measure of fresh lemon juice and an equal measure of water
Sugar to taste
Fresh fruit slices to garnish
Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a pan over a low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Cool for more than 30 minutes to create a lemon syrup. You can bottle this and store in the fridge.
Half fill a glass with ice, pour in the wine and soda water and lemon syrup. Garnish with fresh fruit.