1 oz Scotch
1 oz Sherry, Lustau East India Solera (See notes below for substitution)
3⁄4 oz Cynar
1⁄4 oz Apricot liqueur
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

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


When I made this for a guest at Drink a few days ago, a 1/2 oz each Palo Cortado (sub Oloroso or Amontillado) + 1/2 oz sweet vermouth worked well in a pinch.


For Sherry Week 2021, I decided to riff on the Library Card that I had created a few years ago. I originally crafted this variation with Amontillado sherry, but that first pass was too stark, so I swapped in Lustau's cream sherry, East India Solera, with better success (see the notes for the modification I made for a guest at Drink this past week).

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FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 11/29/2021
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Frederic Yarm, Drink, Boston, MA
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  • Did the suggested vermouth swap with amantillado. This is nice! Mole and apricot play nicely together.
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