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A deep, warming cocktail with Sherry and butternut squash flavors, balanced by a refreshing hint of lemon juice.
The NoMad Bar, New York City, NY
Created by: Leo Robitschek, Bar Director
Deep, warming Sherry and butternut squash flavors are balanced by a hint of lemon juice that refreshes the palate.
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 teaspoon Becherovka liqueur
1 ounce Absolut Elyx vodka
3/4 ounce Lustau East India Solera Cream Sherry
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce Amontillado Sherry
3/4 ounce butternut squash simple syrup (see directions below)
Lemon wheel, for garnish
Place the Angostura bitters, Becherovka liqueur, fresh lemon juice, Amontillado Sherry, butternut squash syrup, Lustau East India Solera Cream Sherry and Absolut Elyx vodka in a cocktail shaker. Add three large ice cubes and shake quickly until chilled. Strain into a highball glass tightly packed with small ice cubes. Garnish with the lemon wheel, and then top the glass with more ice.
Butternut Squash Simple Syrup
1 medium butternut squash
4 1/4 cups water
4 1/4 cups raw sugar
Dash of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Deseed and quarter the squash, and then roast for 90 minutes. Remove when cool enough to handle. Place the squash and water in a large pot, and then simmer for 20 minutes. Pass the mixture through a chinois strainer without applying pressure. Add the salt. Place an amount of raw sugar that is equal in weight to the liquid mixture, approximately 4 1/4 cups, in the syrup. Transfer to a glass container.