This drink, from Caitlin Laman of San Francisco’s Trick Dog, is an excellent example of how well dry sherry partners with strawberries. Laman calls for La Cigarrera Manzanilla, but it’s great with other dry styles as well.
The recipe is similar to the Collins template, but swapping in sherry for some of the gin makes for a lower-ABV drink. Perfect for day drinking!
- 1½ parts Dry sherry
- ¾ part Gin
- ¾ part Elderflower liqueur
- ¾ part Lemon juice
- ½ part Strawberry syrup
- 1½ part Sparkling water
Shake everything (except the sparkling water) with ice. Strain into a tall, narrow ice-filled glass and top with sparkling water.
Garnish with a lemon twist or wheel, a strawberry, a mint spring – or all of the above!
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- San Pancho in PUNCH magazine
- Trick Dog, the San Francisco bar where Caitlin Leman invented the Trick Dog