Derek Brown created this aromatic cocktail to serve at one of the Obamas’ holiday parties at the White House. Building on a base of bourbon, amontillado sherry and white port, it drinks like a slightly higher proof riff on the classic sherry-and-vermouth cocktails that were prevalent at the end of the 1800s.
- 3/4 ounce bourbon
- 3/4 ounce dry amontillado sherry
- 3/4 ounce white port
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1 dash orange bitters
Garnish: thinly sliced orange and lemon wheels
- Combine ingredients and shake with ice.
- Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with thinly sliced orange and lemon wheels.