Pastoral Wander

By fiveandspice
October 7, 2015
1 Comment

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. fiveandspice

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!)


  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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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.