Opposites Attract (Citrusy Sherry Cocktail)

December 18, 2018

Author Notes: You may not have heard of it before, but this drink is based upon the Balm Cocktail, typically, a mix of Cointreau, sherry, orange juice, and orange bitters served in a martini glass; here, we simply omit the juice and bitters to let the sweet, orange-y notes of the Cointreau complement the almond notes in the Fino Sherry. Inspired by 2018’s The Wife, starring Glen Close, this unlikely pairing makes the perfect pre-dinner drink served alongside tapas-style bites, like nuts, olives, and cheese.Food52

Food52 Review: This was developed by our partner Cointreau and is featured in the story, Create Your Own Hollywood-Inspired Cocktail & Win a Trip to Cannes.The Editors

Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 min


  • 3 ounces Fino Sherry
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 3 slices orange
In This Recipe


  1. Add all ingredients (including orange slice) to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and double strain over crushed ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a raspberry, strawberry, and mint leaf.

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