La Viña is a beautiful recipe from Alex Day at Death & Co. It’s like a gentler, sweeter Manhattan, with sherry and sweet amaro making for a spicier, more exotic replacement for vermouth.
Day calls for Lustau’s East India Solera for the sherry, a favorite of ours. Other sweet sherries would work as well, but a super-duper-sweet sherry like Pedro Ximenéz might overpower the drink’s delicate balance. For the sweet amaro, Nonino is called for – but if you have a favorite sweet amaro, give it a whirl here!
Stir the ingredients with ice until well-chilled, and strain into a small chilled cocktail glass.
- Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald