Every weekend we provide you with a cocktail to enjoy at home while you dread Monday, so we figured to alleviate the Monday Blues we’d start a new weekly column. Presenting: Monday Mixes, a light ABV recipe every week to take the edge off of a long, boozy weekend and perhaps ease the headache a bit. To kick us off we’re re-imagining the daiquiri, a long held classic, with Sherry as the base spirit rather than rum. As Sherry is a fortified wine rather than a liquor, the Alcohol by Volume is far lower. The Andalusian aperitif’s ABV usually falls around the high teens percentage wise, while liquor generally rests in the low 40s. There are several varieties of sherry, but for this classic we’ve chosen Fino, one of the driest and most readily available of the bunch.
2 oz. Fino Sherry
1 oz. Lime Juice
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
Shake with three medium sized ice cubes until the cubes have nearly fully integrated into the drink, double strain into a coupe. No Garnish.