Fino Swizzle

Having a drink at The Hawthorne, the latest from Boston bar guru Jackson Cannon, feels like hanging out in the penthouse apartment of your most sophisticated, well-heeled friend. But on Sunday afternoons, the vibe is more island hut than swanky pad, with innovative takes on tiki cocktails. This cocktail falls somewhere in between the two identities: port and sherry meet swizzle stick. For more 2012 Best Cocktails, click here.

Recipe adapted from The Hawthorne, Boston, MA

Fino Swizzle
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Fino Swizzle from The Hawthorne, Boston, MA
Servings
1
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Ingredients
  • Pellet or crushed ice
  • ¾ ounce Luxardo cherry syrup
  • ½ ounce ruby port
  • ½ ounce cognac
  • ¼ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces fino sherry
  • 5 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel bitters
  • Mint sprig
Directions
  1. Fill a highball glass one-third of the way full with pellet or crushed ice. Add the cherry syrup, port, cognac and lemon juice. Mix the ingredients with a swizzle stick. Pack the remainder of the glass with ice, then add the sherry. Insert the swizzle stick into the middle of the sherry layer and swizzle just enough to begin to incorporate the flavors. Pack the glass with ice until full, then top with the bitters. Garnish with the mint sprig and a long metal straw. Serve.
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