Sherry cocktail competition brings out the best
on 14/01/11 at 9:28 amSpirits
While I’d love to keep on my Champagne jag for another week, let’s turn instead to harder stuff for a moment. The finalists have been announced for one of the few drink battles that seem to always draw out the top talent — the Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition. Required ingredient? You guessed it.
San Francisco has always been ahead in using sherry in cocktails, and two worthy contenders have emerged this year: Reza Esmaili, one of our Bar Stars formerly of Conduit and now of Long Bar; and Carlo Splendorini of Gitane, perhaps the most sherry-loving bar around. Both have ample cred in using said fortified wine in their creations, and they can join the local chefs hoping to make a further case for sherry on the table.