See the Recipe. Todd Coleman

This sherry cocktail with a Manchego garnish comes from Las Vegas's Downtown Cocktail Room. This recipe first appeared in our April 2012 issue along with Xania Woodman's story Raising the Bar.

Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • 2 oz. cream sherry
  • 1 oz. walnut liqueur, such as Nocello (available from <a href="">Internet Wines and Spirits</a>)
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> tsp. sherry vinegar, such as Capirete 20 Reserva
  • 4 golden raisins
  • 1 1/4″-thick wedge Manchego


  • Stir sherry, liqueur, and vinegar in a cocktail shaker with ice until chilled; strain into a chilled champagne coupe. Garnish with raisins and cheese, speared with a toothpick.