The resurgence of sherry as a cocktail ingredient has brought with it many old treasures from the past, like the Bizzy Izzy from Tom Bullock’s The Ideal Bartender. Authored in 1917, it’s the oldest cocktail manual by an African-American author.
Bullock chose sherry to cut the strength of the rye, and it was a choice that stood the test of time, coming off as wholly modern today.
If you have a good pineapple syrup, feel free to substitute it for some or all of the simple syrup in this recipe.
- 1 part Rye whiskey
- 1 part Dry sherry
- 1 part Pineapple juice
- ¾ part Lemon juice
- ¾ part Simple syrup or Pineapple syrup
- 1 dash Aromatic bitters
- 2 parts Sparkling water
Shake everything (except the sparkling water) with ice and strain into a tall ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a lemon wheel.
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