Manzanilla sherry is a rare style of sherry that only comes from the village of Sanlucar de Barrameda, in the "Sherry Triangle". Manzanilla is a subtype of fino sherry, and is made in the same way. The major difference between the two is that wines aged in Sanlucar de Barrameda have a good chance of developing a flor based on the yeast S. Beticus.
Manzanilla sherry has its own Denominacion de Origen (D.O) status from the Spanish government - they can legally be labeled as "Manzanilla de Sanlucar de Barrameda D.O.", or simply as Manzanilla from the D.O. of Jerez.
Manzanilla sherries that are aged for a longer time than is usual are called Manzanilla Pasada. Manzanilla sherries can be successfully paired with salty foods like almonds or olives or cured meats.
Some popular cocktails containing Manzanilla sherry
- Deep Breath — Light rum, Manzanilla sherry, Absinthe, White Crème de Menthe, Soda water, Pineapple juice, Lemon juice, Orgeat, Egg white, Mint
- The Naughty Sundress — Old Tom Gin, Manzanilla sherry, Elderflower liqueur, Basil eau de vie, Peach bitters, Lemon peel
- Jerezana — Amontillado Sherry, Manzanilla sherry, Sweet vermouth, Dry vermouth, Orange bitters, Vanilla syrup
- Blond Adonis — Cream Sherry, Manzanilla sherry, Mezcal, Pineapple Gum Syrup, Orange flower water
- Tertulia — Manzanilla sherry, Dry vermouth, Cynar, Celery bitters, Olive
- Same Same But Different — Gran Classico, Cognac, Aquavit, Bénédictine, Manzanilla sherry, Bitters
- Del Rio — Blanco tequila, Manzanilla sherry, Elderflower liqueur, Orange bitters, Grapefruit peel
- Old Spanish — Manzanilla sherry, Cynar, Cassis, Tonic water, Olive, Orange
- Smoke In The Well — Mezcal, Manzanilla sherry, Amaro Montenegro, Campari
- Sel de la Mer — Manzanilla sherry, Cognac, Herbal liqueur, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters