Oloroso sherry has been used in cocktails since before Prohibition, its sweetness and body a great match for aged spirits like bourbon. Tom Bullock uses both in the Bizzy Izzy, a cocktail from the classic 1917 book The Ideal Bartender.
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1 1/4 ounces oloroso sherry, such as Bodega Grant “La Garrocha” or Lustau
1 ounce 100-proof bourbon, such as Old Forester Signature
1/2 ounce Demerara Syrup (2 parts raw demerara sugar to 1 part hot water, dissolved)
1/2 ounce fresh pineapple juice
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
3 ounces soda water
Maraschino cherry and pineapple frond (optional), for garnish
How to Make It
Combine sherry, bourbon, Syrup, pineapple, and lemon juice in a shaker. Shake vigorously to combine, and then strain into a collins glass filled with ice cubes. Top with soda water, and garnish with cherry and pineapple frond, if using.
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