Curious about sherry? We were too, which is why we were thrilled when cocktail developer and guru Jonathan Pogash agreed to join us today on "Everyday Food" to help demystify it.
Not only did Jonathan share his sherry knowledge and passion with us, he also crafted original cocktails, using three different types of sherries for us to try.
Here are Jonathan's sherry cocktails:
Spring Fizz (served at The World Bar, NYC)
1 ounce Corzo Blanco Tequila
3/4 ounce St. Germain
3/4 ounce Sandeman’s Dry Sherry
Top w/ Moet & Chandon champagne
Directions: Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top w/ the champagne. Garnish with a lemon peel.
1 1/2 ounces Sandeman’s Medium Dry Sherry
2 strawberries, chopped
1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounces honey syrup
Directions: Muddle the strawberries in the lemon and honey syrup. Add the sherry and shake well with ice. Strain over crushed ice into highball glass. Garnish with strawberry, mint sprig, and candied ginger.
The Night Owl
1 ounce Sandeman’s Armada Cream Sherry
1 ounce Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
1 ounce Combier orange liqueur
2 dashes chocolate biters
Directions: Stir well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange or lemon peel.