Gin & Sherry Cocktail Recipe, The Armada

This take uses two ancestors of modern-day gin as its spirituous base: genever, the Dutch liquor from which gin originated, and Old Tom gin, a historic style of gin that is slightly sweetened and briefly aged in barrels.

Adapted from Misty Kalkofen, Brick & Mortar, Boston

The Armada
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Make this Armada cocktail from Misty Kalkofen at Brick & Mortar in Boston.
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces Bols Genever
  • ½ ounce Ransom Old Tom Gin
  • ½ ounce Lustau Don Nuno Dry Oloroso Sherry
  • ¼ ounce Lustau Pedro Ximenez San Emilio Sherry
  • ¼ ounce Drambuie
  • Lemon peel
  1. In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, add the ice, genever, gin, Oloroso Sherry, San Emilio Sherry and Drambuie. Stir, then strain into a chilled coupe. Finish by twisting the lemon peel over the drink to release its oils. Drop the twist into the drink and serve.
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