Juyoung Kang, the lead bartender at The Dorsey in Las Vegas, loves the balance that amontillado sherry brings to cocktails. In this Vodka Martini variation, she uses it along with chablis and a tiny bit of Grand Marnier to round out a drink that’s bracing but won’t knock you out in the summer heat. “A low-ABV cocktail keeps you happy and buzzed without you getting all tipsy,” says Kang. “It’s like day drinking and being able to function and perform.”
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Lighten Up with These 4 Riffs on the Reverse Vodka Martini.”
- 1 1/2 oz Amontillado sherry
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1/2 oz Chablis
- 1 barspoon Grand Marnier
- Garnish: Orange peel
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass.
Garnish with an orange peel.