Signature
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Sherry • Sweet
Cyclamen

Oftentimes a spirit serves as the inspiration for a cocktail, which is exactly how Julia Momose—head bartender of GreenRiver in Chicago—came up with the brightly hued Cyclamen. “When tasting the Copper & Kings Immature Brandy, I caught notes of walnut, apple and grapes—such as you would taste in a Waldorf Salad,” Momose says. “I wanted to introduce some tropical fruit to the mix, and lychee has the perfect levels of floral, fruity and milky tang to compliment the brandy.” A dry pink port rounds out the cocktail, bringing out the brandy’s grape notes, while manzanilla sherry adds a subtle, nutty saltiness for one of the most balanced drinks we’ve had in awhile.

The Essentials

Manzanilla Sherry
Pink Port
Lychee Syrup
Bar Spoon
Strainer
The Details
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Ingredients

1 oz Manzanilla Sherry
1 oz Pink Port
1 oz brandy
.5 oz Lychee Syrup
Grapefruit peel

Method

  • Combine sherry, port, brandy and lychee syrup in a mixing glass and stir until chilled.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Express the grapefruit peel over the top of the cocktail and discard the peel.
intermediate
Strength:
Lychee Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

500 grams Lychee Puree
350 grams Granulated Sugar

Method

  • Fully dissolve granulated sugar into purée and strain.