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Secret Sherry SocietyIn celebrations of Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans that will be covering this week, the leaders of the Secret Sherry Society have selected these drinks through a specific tasting and pairing process. The society, formed by a group of individuals whose primary concern was the artful dissemination of the secrets of their favorite beverage, Sherry, is a lively bunch of Sherry experts that travel around the country sharing their passion for their favorite beverage.

The society tells that there is no better time than the summer to travel and create dishes from the world in your own kitchen. They say that Sherry cocktails make the perfect pairing to the best cultural cuisines from Thai to Mexican and even the spicy flavors of the Caribbean islands. The recipes below come from the Secret Sherry Society, enjoy!

Sherry Margarita by the Secret Sherry Society. Tales of the CocktailSherry Margarita

1 ½ oz Dry Sherry
1 oz Tequila
2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
¾ oz Grand Marnier

Combine all in a mixing glad with ice; shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice. Pairs perfectly with Mexican Tacos

Sherry Coctkail Delores Park Swizzle

Delores Park Swizzle

1 oz Amontillado Sherry
1 oz Tequila
¾ oz Ginger Syrup
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
¼ oz Velvet Falernum

Top with 4 dashes aromatic Bitters Garnish lavishly with mint Serve over crushed ice

Pairs perfectly with Pad Thai

The Smoked Palomino by the Secret Sherry Society

The Smoked Palomino

2 oz Dry Amontillado Sherry
1 oz Crema De Mezcal
1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
¾ oz Fresh Lime
½ oz Simple Syrup
¾ oz Club Soda

Add kosher salt to rim of glass, garnish with lime

Pairs perfectly with Jamaican Jerk Chicken

The Secret Sherry Society is a campaign launched by the Sherry Council of America that directly engages consumers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine retailers, and many others to heighten consumer awareness to the growing popularity of Sherry wines in the U.S. The Sherry Council of America is the official U.S. representative of the Federación de Bodegas del Marco de Jerez (Fedejerez), the trade organization for all Sherry producers of the Jerez region of Spain. For more information and secretive cocktails, please visit the Secret Sherry Society.


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