Sherry Martini Recipe

Vicky Wasik

Pair gin with vermouth and you get botanicals on top of botanicals. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but bring sherry into the mix and you'll find something both more smooth and electrifying, with hints of marcona almonds and a wonderful savory bite.

Why this recipe works:

  • Young, dry sherry brings unexpected savoriness and nuttiness to gin.
  • Dry sherry's heightened acidity makes for a brighter martini.

Note: This complex martini needs no garnish, but a sliver of Spanish ham is a nice touch, as is a lemon twist.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 2 ounces gin

  • 1 ounce fino or manzanilla sherry

  • Small strip of Spanish ham or lemon twist, for garnish (optional; see note)


  1. Combine gin and sherry in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well until chilled, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with ham or lemon twist, if using. Serve.

Special equipment

mixing glass, cocktail strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
143 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 143
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 27mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)