Sherry Cocktail Andalucia Cocktail no2

A fresh, herbal sour style cocktail: Andalucia Cocktail no.2 by Fabio Steven Gonzalez

1. How to make Andalucia Cocktail No. 2

For this recipe I am using Lustau Palo Cortado de Jerez, which comes from Jerez de la Frontera, a city, located in the Andalusia region of Spain. Coincidentally my grandma’s hometown in Colombia is named Andalucía. Growing up in Colombia, my grandma had an orange tree in her backyard and every time I visited her house, she would make freshly squeezed orange juice and chicken soup. I wanted to pay homage to my grandma with this cocktail, because in addition to the Andalucía connection, Spain is known for its bitter and sweet oranges. Therefore, I saw an intricate relation between my grandma, my childhood and Lustau Palo Cortado de Jerez, hence naming my drink Andalucía No.2.

2. Which Sherry product is best for Andalucia Cocktail No. 2

Lustau Palo Cortado Península is an extremely versatile wine. Its nutty nose and spicy palate match ideally with Orgeat, adding an extra layer of depth to the whole mix. It also combines well with orange and lemon juices, creating a perfect balance between acidity and spiciness.

3. About Lustau Palo Cortado Peninsula

I am using Lustau Palo Cortado de Jerez, which comes from Jerez de la Frontera.

4. Andalucia Cocktail No. 2 Ingredients – Ingredients for Andalusian Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz Lustau Palo Cortado de Jerez
  • 3/4 oz Michelberger Forest Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Orgeat
  • 1/4 oz Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 dashes All Spice Dram
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Dehydrated frosted Orange wheel

Andalucia Cocktail No.2 Recipe – How to prepare the perfect Andalusian Cocktail

  1. Jigger all ingredients into a shaker*.
  2. Shake until egg whites have emulsified (about 15 seconds).
  3. Add ice and shake until desired dilution has been reached (about 10 seconds).
  4. Double strain liquid into a coupe glass
  5. Garnish with grated nutmeg and dehydrated frosted orange.
  6. To make orgeat start by measuring 8 ounces of blanched almonds and 16 ounces of water.
  7. Add those to a pot and put on a stove over low heat until the water has reduced to half or close to twenty minutes, while stirring every minute or two to prevent the almonds from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  8. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
  9. Once the mixture has cooled off, pour it into a blender and blend for five seconds or just enough for the almonds to be in smaller pieces.
  10. After that, strain it through a cheesecloth into a sellable container and add twice the amount of sugar of what the almond-water mixture is, the amount of sugar should be close to 24 ounces. Lastly, add 3 drops of rose water and 3 drops of orange blossom water to the final mixture to complete the desired flavor profile of the orgeat.

6. Tips for Andalusian Cocktail

Tip 1: You can get or buy your own Orgeat syrup if you prefer not to make your own one.

Tip 2: Chill the glass with ice while you are building the cocktail in the shaker.

Tip 3: Make sure you do not shake more or less time than suggested. Timings are key to get the desired texture.

7. Andalucia Cocktail No. 2 Variations and types

Andalucia No. 2 is a sour spicy variation served in a coupe type glass. Whiskey has been substituted with Lustau Palo Cortado Península and the herb liqueur. The other ingredients work as the citrus juice and the sweetener: (Orgeat for the Simple syrup and lemon and orange juices for lime juice)

Expect in this cocktail a sophisticated and classy sour, with very pleasing nutty and spicy notes.

8. FAQ 

Who invented the Andalucia No. 2 cocktail?

The creator is  Fabio Steven Gonzalez @theillusionistnyc / fabio.gonzalez.5

Can I use another glass type for this cocktail? 

You can use a Coupe type glass. Nick and Nora and Martini glass works too. 

I don’t have time or I don’t feel comfortable craftinf my own Orgeat. Can I substitute it with another ingredient?

We highly recommend to not to substitute Orgeat with another ingredient. The best alternative is to buy bottled orgeat.

How do i prepare the frosted Orange Wheel?

You need some time to prepare the frosted orange wheel. If you are in a hurry just garnish the cocktail with a non-frosted dehydrated orange wheel.

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