Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Sherry Wine and Ice

1 to 2 lump ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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sherry wine

Ingredient: sherry wine

What it is:  Sherry
Fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez, Spain. In Spanish, it is called vino de Jerez. Typically dry, "fino" sherry when only the generic name is used.

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(Use a Whiskey glass.)

Place a bar-spoon into the glass, hand this out with the bottle of Sherry wine, and let the customer help himself.

If a hotel, restaurant or cafe is attached to the establishment, and the customer should call for such drink at the table, it is the bartenders duty to fill the glass with Sherry wine, and not send the bottle to the table, unless requested to do so.