Pastoral Wander

October 7, 2015

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

This is a sherry cocktail recipe suggested to me by the fantastic bartender Dan Oskey. It tastes pretty rich, nutty, and slightly bitter and herbal from the amaro and absinthe rinse.


Makes: 1 cocktail


  • 1 1/2 ounces Manzanilla sherry (recommended sherry is La Guita)
  • 3/4 ounce Ramazzotti Amaro
  • 3/4 ounce orange liqueur
  • absinthe, to rinse the glass
  • sage sprig for garnish (I didn't have one, and I used an orange twist, which was good, but I'm sure sage would be better!)
In This Recipe


  1. Stir all ingredients except the absinthe and sage with ice until well chilled. Rinse a lowball glass with the absinthe (swirl the absinthe in the glass to coat the sides, then dump or drink any that's left), then strain in the stirred mixture. Garnish with a sprig of sage.

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1 Review

Alison December 28, 2017
Delicious! we tried this at Christmas for a different, slightly less hi-test cocktail, and are hooked. we left the special cocktail glasses out so we can do it again, for our friends. I wasn't sure about the absinthe, but the "wash" does have a subtle effect you should try, if you have the raw materials. I also used the orange twist, since I didn't have fresh sage on hand. But I do grow it in the garden, and it lives on for a while into the fall/winter season, so perhaps I will try that at some point.