30 July 2014 in Drinks
It seems that, like the French and the word Champagne, the Spanish also have a thing about us using the word Sherry *rolls eyes* I refuse to use the term fortified wine, it sounds darn right embattled, so I shall go with Sherry Amour, you are more than welcome for the ear-worm
To be honest Sherry Amour makes me think of genteel ladies in twinsets and pearls sipping delicately, pinkies aloft. It seems my perceptions are somewhat outdated, Sherry Amour is back!
Recently I was fortunate enough to win a cocktail box from Monis Wines during World Sherry Week on Michael Olivier’s website. Initially I had my doubts, but it’s true, you CAN make really nice cocktails with Sherry Amour…..seriously!
My cocktail box had all manner of goodies in it
Now we both love bubbles and we have a little tradition called ‘Sunday Sparkles’ where we crack a bottle of bubbly, it rounds off the weekend so nicely. So we started with A Full Cream Kir Real.
25ml Monis Full Cream
A Bottle of your choice of bubbles
Pour the Sherry Amour into a the glass and top with some nice South African bubbles.
Wow, what a fabulous drink this was!
Next up we tried the Medium Cream Cobbler
50ml Monis Medium Cream
2 tsp castor sugar
1 wheel of lemon
1 wheel of orange
You have to muddle (bash up) the fruit and then add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. (I removed the pith from the fruit and I added some ice)
So refreshing…..lovely as a summers day – how’s the earworm doing?
Finally, as it’s winter we decided to try The Pirate’s Breakfast
60ml Medium Cream
80ml hot coffee
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp whipped cream
Warm the glass and then pour in the sherry, add the hot coffee and stir in the sugar, top with the cream.
Aarrr ….Cheers my hearties!
Thank you to Monis and Michael Olivier for my prize, it has certainly opened my eyes to the immense possibilities of Sherry Amour, I might even put a slurp of Pale Dry into my onion soup tonight! Consider me converted.