This drink we made last summer, but for some reason it didn't get posted back then. When we stumbled upon the photos now, a strong urge for summer appeared.
Because this is quite a cooling and quenching drink. As it's made with amaro, sherry and sparkling wine it is fairly low-ABV, and if served over ice cubes like we did it is a super refreshing cocktail.
Using sherry as a base in cocktails is something we really like. There is a certain dryness to sherry (especially fino) that we enjoy and appreciate. It's a lot of fun, and fairly easy, to build different kind of cocktails around this specifik ingredient.
While summer may still be far away, here in Sweden we're slowly moving towards spring. There is still some snow left, and new might very well fall, but nevertheless, soon it's summer again!
Recipe by Tony Roehr
1 oz amaro Montenegro
1 oz fino sherry
0,75 oz fresh lemon juice
0,75 oz simple syrup
2 cucumber slices
In the bottom of a shaker, muddle the two cucumber slices. Then add the other ingredients except the wine, and shake with fresh ice. Strain into a highball glass and top up with sparkling wine. Garnish with a few cucumber slices.