Sherry Amour Cocktails

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 It seems my perceptions are somewhat outdated, Sherry Amour is back!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

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Beautiful hues

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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.

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Wow, what a fabulous drink this was!

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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)

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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!

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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.

 

 

9 responses to Sherry Amour Cocktails

  1. Lovely hamper but I much prefer the idea of a ‘Sunday Sparkles’. Think I shall have to start implementing such a plan – you don’t mind if I blame you, do you?
    Have a beautiful evening Sue.
    :-) Mandy sxo

    • Hahaha yes blame me, I’ve got broad shoulders! It really makes facing Monday a lot more pleasant. Thanks for the visit Mandy.

  2. You were so spoilt with those bottles of sherry, Sue. I really like the sound of the Pirate’s Breakfast. Sunday Sparkles sounds like a great tradition. What a nice treat to end off the weekend. :)

    • I certainly was spoilt, getting into this cocktail scene quite nicely thank you! The pirate drink was like a smoother Irish coffee.

  3. Hi Sue & welcome–have not seen you around in a while. Now i need some of your goodluck for the competition i am taking part in on Friday and then also some Mocktail recipes (ha ha)

    • Hi Usha, yes I’ve been scarce but getting back into blogging again. You will be terrific on Friday, all the best!

  4. Sherry…..mhhhhh a firm favourite down in CT to warm us during the freezing winter months.
    My old Dad was a big Monis fan, he would have loved any of these bottles.

  5. I am liking the sound of the pirates breakfast :-)

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