Spanish Armada

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

According to mixologist Jackson Cannon, brandy Manhattan drinkers love this cocktail because it's similar to their standby. Using sherry as well as brandy adds a fermented-caramel flavor, making the Spanish Armada a bit more complex.

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  1. Ice
  2. 2 ounces Spanish brandy
  3. 3/4 ounce East India sherry
  4. 1/2 ounce Licor 43 (citrus-and-vanilla-flavored Spanish liqueur)
  5. Dash of Angostura bitters
  6. 1 orange twist, flamed, for garnish
  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the brandy, sherry, Licor 43 and bitters and stir well. Strain into a chilled double rocks glass and garnish with the flamed twist.