Palo Negro | Cocktail Party

Palo Negro

Palo Negro cocktail with tequila, sherry, blackstrap rum, orange curaçao, and brown sugar syrup

The Palo Negro, from Ivy Mix at Leyenda, is a masterclass in balance and proportion. Careful measurement is a must – but the payoff for your patience is a rich, harmonious choir of deep flavors and scents.

Mix calls for Lustau’s Palo Cortado sherry, a medium-bodied type that you could substitute with a dryer Amontillado or a sweeter Oloroso. Just stay away from bone-dry Finos or syrupy-sweet Pedro Ximenezes or cream sherries.

For the dark rum, Mix calls for a blackstrap rum, specifically Cruzan’s. It’s a spicy, rich rum that provides much of the flavor and backbone of the drink, so be judicious if making a substitution. Regular dark rum won’t cut it here – you need something with a little extra bite to it.

Ingredients

Instructions

Stir all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass, and garnish with an orange disc.

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