The Sea Dog

People often associate the fortified wine Madeira with syrupy-sweet flavors, but good-quality Madeira is complex and delicious, with a wonderful acidity. The Sercial Madeira that Estopinal uses here is the driest style. Slideshow:  Wine Cocktails 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 ounces Sercial Madeira

  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup

  • Dash of Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters

  • 2 orange twists

  • Ice cubes, plus cracked ice for serving

  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Madeira, Simple Syrup, bitters and orange twists. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake well. Strain into a chilled cracked-ice-filled double rocks glass and garnish with the lemon twist.

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