Opposites Attract (Citrusy Sherry Cocktail)

December 18, 2018
Photo by Julia Gartland
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

Test Kitchen Notes

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

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Serves 1
  • 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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