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Sherry Spritz Recipe | Leaky Cauldron Cocktail | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #19)

Hello and welcome back to My Harry Potter Kitchen - the Wizarding World YouTube series where I'm baking my way through the Harry Potter books creating recipes for each and every item of food and drink inside! Last week we created a homemade mint humbug recipe.

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This week's recipe can also be found in Chapter Five of the Philosopher's Stone - 'Diagon Alley':

"A few old women were sitting in the corner, drinking tiny glasses of sherry."

Sherry is a very popular drink here in Britain - especially in the run up to Christmas, due to it's winter-warming flavours. Although sherry can be enjoyed straight from the bottle, this week I wanted to transform it into a Leaky Cauldron cocktail for an added touch of magic.

This Sherry Spritz is an easy cocktail recipe that infuses warming flavours for the perfect end of dinner drink. The sweet sherry is beautifully paired with ginger and cherry kirsch, topped off with prosecco for a bubbly finish!

Sherry Spritz Cocktail Recipe Ingredients:

(makes 1 cocktail)

For the ginger simple syrup for cocktails

  • 50g stem ginger

  • 100g sugar

  • 100ml water

For the Sherry Spritz Cocktail Recipe

  • 50ml sherry

  • 30ml ginger simple syrup

  • 1 tsp kirsch

  • prosecco to top up

  • ginger and lime to garnish

Sherry Spritz Cocktail Method:

  1. To begin you want to make the simple syrup for your cocktail but washing your ginger. Slice it into strips and add into a pan with the sugar and water. Bring to the boil, swirling until the sugar has dissolved and then remove from the heat.

  2. Leave the ginger in the syrup for 5-10 minutes to infuse and then pour the sugar syrup into a bottle. This will last in the fridge for 3-5 days (Wizard Tip! For a stronger syrup you can leave the ginger pieces inside the bottle)

  3. To make the Sherry Spritz Cocktail by adding the sherry, ginger syrup and kirsch into a glass. Add in a few cubes of ice and swirl round to mix.

  4. Fill the rest of the glass up with ice and then top up with prosecco.

  5. Garnish the Sherry Spritz with some slices of ginger and wedges of lime.

And with that our cocktail is served! The flavours in this Sherry Spritz Cocktail are perfectly suited to Christmas but once you've had your first you'll be looking for any reason to serve them up all-year round. See you at the Leaky Cauldron!

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