How To Make Jim Meehan's Rye Witch Sherry Cocktail | Tasting Tabl

A sherry-spiked riff on the Improved Old Fashioned

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Drinks Editor Jim Meehan contributed this recipe-one of his first sherry cocktails from his days at Gramercy Tavern-to Talia Baiocchi's book, Sherry: The Wine World's Best-Kept Secret. The cocktail is a riff on an Improved Old Fashioned.

Recipe from "Sherry: The Wine World's Best-Kept Secret," by Talia Baiocchi

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Learn to make Jim Meehan's sherry-spiked riff on the Improved Old Fashioned.
  • Dash of Fee Brothers orange bitters
  • Dash of Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6
  • 1 cube (or 1 teaspoon) demerara sugar
  • 2 ounces Rittenhouse rye whiskey
  • ¼ ounce Strega
  • ¼ ounce palo cortado, preferably Lustau Península
  • Orange peel, for garnish
  1. Add both bitters and the sugar cube to the mixing glass and muddle to a paste. Add the whiskey, Strega, sherry and ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with the orange peel. Reprinted with permission from Sherry: The Wine World's Best Kept Secret, by Talia Baiocchi, copyright 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House LLC
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