“The New Spain” Cocktail

David Lebovitz is a genius.  A pastry chef by training, he is much more.  After years in the business and many at Chez Panisse under the watchful eye of Alice Waters, Lebovitz left the restaurant business and moved Paris to pursue writing. To date, he has written eight amazing books–and not just about cooking. He was an original blogger, blogging before blogging was actually a thing. And he dabbles  outside of his pastry training into savory food and speciality cocktails, similar to what I like to do.  Lebovitz blogged about this cocktail called “The New Spain” and I think it’s brilliant.

The New Spain

To be clear, this is not Lebovitz’s creation. Lebovitz credits getting this sherry-based cocktail from a book called “Sherry” by Talia Baiocchi, who also happens to be the Editor-in-Chief of a drinks magazine called PUNCH. So in fairness, Baiocchi should also be called a genius. Lebovitz adapted the original recipe; and I his.  But the premise is the same. Lebovitz’s recipe can be seen here. The wonderful flavors of sherry (as Baiocchi says, “the wine world’s best kept secret“) and smoky Mezcal blend perfectly with spicy fresh ginger and tart lime.  I think that this is a new and exciting cocktail that is just right for Spring or Summer.

The New Spain

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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