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La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry
"This Spanish sherry, produced by a centuries-old family-run business, epitomizes the blending of tradition and trend."
— Jackson Cannon
Bar Director, Eastern Standard, Boston
4 Apple slices
½ oz Velvet Falernum
½ oz Cinnamon and black pepper–infused Combier*
2 oz La Gitana Manzanilla
*For cinnamon and black pepper–infused Combier: Add 75 grams crushed cinnamon sticks and 10 grams crushed black pepper to one 750 mL bottle Combier. Fine strain after two hours.
- Muddle apples in the Velvet Falernum and Combier.
- Add La Gitana Manzanilla.
- Dry shake (without ice), fine strain into a rocks glass, and fill with crushed ice.
- Garnish with 2 apple slices, orange moon, lemon moon, mint sprig, and ground cinnamon.
A version of this article appeared in the September 2015 issue of Fast Company magazine.