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Friday, July 09, 2010

Drink of the Week: The Sherry-Netherland

It’s been hard to escape the World Cup frenzy over the past few weeks, and this Sunday, all of that excitement will culminate with the tournament’s final game. We’re not taking sides, so today’s Drink of the Week honors both of the teams heading to that finale—the Netherlands and Spain. The Sherry-Netherland combines Dutch genever with Spanish sherry, curacao, orange bitters and raisins to delicious effect. Mix up one of these while you’re watching this weekend’s nail-biter of a game and you might just end up rooting for both teams.

The Sherry-Netherland

12 raisins
2 oz. genever
1 oz. Pedro Ximenez sherry
1/4 oz. orange curacao
2 dashes of orange bitters
Ice cubes
Tools: muddler, mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: coupe
Garnish: 3 raisins, skewered

Muddle the raisins in a mixing glass. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Double-strain into a chilled coupe and garnish.

From Mr. Boston’s Holiday Cocktails (Wiley, 2009)