Whether you need to warm up after a long day on the slopes or just decompress after a hectic day of holiday shopping, the By the Fire cocktail is the perfect recipe to bring you back to life. With the spice of scotch, the sweetness of Oloroso sherry, the aromatic oil from an orange garnish, and the crisp bubbles of 7UP, this wintery drink will defrost you as if you’re by a crackling fire. And, yes, it will be just as delicious if you make it in July.
Curious about Oloroso sherry? Sherry is a type of wine that comes from Spain. It’s made from Palomino grapes that are fermented over different time periods, and it’s often mixed (fortified) with grape spirits, producing a more intense flavor and higher alcohol content than traditional wine. Oloroso sherry is slightly higher in alcohol content and is a darker color, due in part to its longer aging process. Sherry wine is often enjoyed as an aperitif or dessert wine.