Trend Alert: 7 Sherry Cocktails You Need to Try
Sherry is hardly just for grannies. The Spanish-made fortified wine comes in a remarkable array of styles, ranging from light and dry to rich and caramel-sweet. It's no wonder why bartenders at New York's innovative drinking dens are obsessed with the stuff. "To use the dry sherries as mixing agents is really interesting, because it gives you all those dimensions of spirits that you like," says Caitlin Doonan of tapas emporium Toro. "It has the nuttiness, it has some brine to it, it has oxidative character to some of them." Meanwhile, thanks to their "inherent raisin and currant notes," sweeter sherry varieties like Pedro Ximenez figure into the award-winning cocktail program at the Financial District tavern Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, says DRGG's Jack McGarry. Here are seven of New York's most exciting sherry-laced cocktails, sure to knock grandma's orthopedic socks off.