3⁄4 oz Amontillado Sherry (or Oloroso)
3⁄4 oz Fino sherry (or Manzanilla)
3⁄4 oz Dry vermouth
3⁄4 oz Bianco Vermouth
1⁄8 oz Maraschino Liqueur (1 bsp)
1 ds Absinthe (I used 20 drops)
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


After enjoying the Rockin' Like Bamboo the night before (via Imbibe Magazine), I was motivated to create my own riff on the Bamboo (again). I appreciated the split nature of the Rockin' Like Bamboo, so I kept the dry and blanc vermouth mix; moreover, I split the sherry between the Fino that I associate with the drink and the Amontillado that I utilized before I added Fino into my wine fridge. To take things one step further, I Improved things in an 1876 Jerry Thomas sort of way with accents of Maraschino and absinthe especially given how well Maraschino pairs with nutty sherries like Amontillado.

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