La Perla by Jacques Bezuidenhout
This recipe was first published as part of our trend feature on Sherry Cocktails.
The cocktail that won the 2005 Sherries of Spain Cocktail Contest, this really uses the delicate dry flavours in manzanilla sherry to pair exceptionally well with tequila. It’s quite a unique flavour, and one well suited to food.
35ml Reposado tequila
35ml Manzanilla sherry
20ml Premium pear liqueur (drier the better – not too sweet)
Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or copita and garnish with a lemon twist.