The Delores Royale is a creative recipe from Anne Robinson at Brooklyn’s Westlight cocktail bar. It’s a feast for the senses, with its golden hue, scent of orange blossoms, and a flavor akin to an undiscovered fruit at the peak of ripeness.
Mezcal and sherry are a tried-and-true combination, but Robinson adds unexpected dimension with apricot liqueur and citrus vodka (she uses Hangar One’s mandarin vodka).
The original recipe for the Delores Royale calls for Cava as the sparkling wine. You can use whatever you like, but it’s best with something on the dry side.
Shave everything (except the sparkling wine) with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, coupe, or flute, and top with sparking wine. Garnish with a wheel or twist of lime.
- Delores Royale at Punch