April 24, 2014

Cocktails for Two: Hey Hey, My My

When my husband suggested a sherry cocktail, I was hesitant. Before that moment, I had never tried sherry. I thought of it as a dessert wine, something a little outdated and old-fashioned, but I was still interested in trying a new cocktail. So, on a Saturday afternoon we gave sherry a try. Honestly, it was surprisingly good. Cream sherry is a sweeter sherry, so it plays nicely with other liqueurs and fresh juices. To me, it was similar to vermouth, adding a unique flavor to the drink. Plus, compared to other cocktails, it has a much lower alcohol content. So, if your are new to cocktails, but interested in trying something new then this is the perfect drink for you. Cheers!

Hey Hey, My My

3 ounces Aperol
1/2 ounces Cream Sherry
2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce honey simple syrup (equal parts honey and water, simmered until combined)

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice. Shake until outside of shaker is frosted over. Strain into coupe glasses and serve immediately.

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