Spanish Armada

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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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink
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  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Spanish brandy
  • 3/4 ounce East India sherry
  • 1/2 ounce Licor 43 (citrus-and-vanilla-flavored Spanish liqueur)
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • 1 orange twist, flamed, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  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.
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