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Levante Cocktail

Named after the hot, dry winds that blow through the sherry-producing regions of Spain, Breanne Belitski’s, (Head Bartender at Little Oak Bar in Halifax), simple sherry-based Levante cocktail tastes like an elegant updated martini.


Levante Cocktail


  • 11⁄2 oz London Dry Gin
  • 11⁄2 oz fino sherry
  • 11⁄2 tsp simple syrup
  • 1 bar spoon (1⁄8 tsp) apricot liqueur
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • Lemon peel



Combine all ingredients (excluding lemon peel) over ice in a cocktail shaker. Stir until thoroughly chilled, then strain into a Nick and Nora, coupe or martini glass. Express oil from lemon peel overtop (and discard peel).