Brendan Dorr Winner of The 2011 Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition

Twelve finalist  bartenders were selected to present a cocktail using any style of Sherry from any bodgea in Jerez and compete for the title of Winner of the 2011 Vinos de Jerez  cocktail cmpetition and an all-expense paid trip to Jerez. The competition held  at the Clover Club in Brooklyn, N.Y. saw Brendan Dorr from B&O (Baltimore) win with his cocktail named the “Cadizian”, using Oloroso Dulce.

Here’s Dorr’s recipe for the Cadizian

1 1/2 oz Redbreast 12 yr. Irish Whiskey,
1 1/2 oz Gonzalez Byass Solera 1847 Oloroso Dulce Sherry,
3/4 oz Kluge Cru Aperitif Wine (Lillet Blanc could be substituted for a more universal ingredient),
1 dash of Fee Brothers Orange Bitters,
2 dashes Peychauds Bitters,Twist of orange to garnish.

Among the panel of esteemed judges:

  • Dale DeGroff, King Cocktail
  • David Wondrich, Cocktail Historian
  • Julie Reiner, owner of Flatiron Lounge, Lani Kai, Clover Club

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