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The Golden Boy

The Golden Boy
Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Sherry cocktails have come a long way from hot sack posset. A custardy Middle Ages concoction of sherry, milk and eggs, popular first in Britain and then the New World, sack posset eventually gave way to the likes of the ... Read more

Total time: 4 minutes | Serves 1
  • 3/4 ounce amontillado sherry (such as Napoleon Hidalgo)
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Pinch of gold dust
  • 5 ounces chilled Cava (such as Pares Balta Brut)
  • Lemon peel

Step 1Place the sherry, simple syrup, bitters and gold dust into a martini glass. Top with Cava. Twist the lemon peel over the glass and discard.

Note: From Lucas Paya of the Bazaar by Jose Andres. For the simple syrup, heat equal parts water and sugar until the sugar dissolves and forms a syrup; chill before using. Gold dust is available at select cooking and specialty gourmet stores, as well as online.

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