Sherry • Dry

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The Essentials

dry vermouth
angostura bitters
Bar Spoon
The Details


1.5 oz sherry
1.5 oz dry vermouth
1-2 dashes angostura bitters
1-2 dashes orange bitters
Orange twist, for garnish


  • Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir and strain into a chilled coupe.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.
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