Coloroso. Beitragsbild.© Le Lion - Swetlana Holz

Mario Kappes’ Coloroso shows the potential of sherry. A great drink that is recommended to all.

50 ml Dry Sack Oloroso medium sweet solera especial 15 year old Williams & Humbert sherry
20 ml Park XO cognac
20 ml lime juice
20 ml Pierre Ferrand curaçao
2,5 ml sugar syrup (2:1)

Preparation: Shaken. Single strain.

Coloroso. © Le Lion - Swetlana Holz
Coloroso. © Le Lion – Swetlana Holz

We were first served this drink by Hendrik Albrecht at Le Lion in Hamburg on 28 November 2015. Only shortly before, if we remember correctly, it may have been a few days, Mario Kappes had developed the drink, and so the drink did not have a name at that time. Since Mario is an excellent mixologist and we knew his love for sherry, it was immediately clear to us that we wanted to try this new drink right away.

The drink only got its name in the days after our visit, so we first learned about it on our next visit to the bar on 29 December. That evening, Mario was mixing behind the bar, so we took the opportunity to ask him about it. He was inspired by the sherry he used. He liked it so much that he wanted to make a drink with it that would put this sherry in the centre.

It’s a great drink and we highly recommend it to all our readers.

Coloroso. © Le Lion - Swetlana Holz
Coloroso. © Le Lion – Swetlana Holz


2017 Jörg Meyer auf https://medium.com/@jrgmyr/the-coloroso-faa05bb66c0b. Coloroso. 50 ml William & Humbert Dry Sack Oloroso Especial 15 Jahre, 20 ml Park XO Cognac, 20 ml Pierre Ferrand Curaçao, 20 ml Limettensaft, 1 Barlöffel Zuckersirup (sugar to taste).

  1. https://medium.com/@jrgmyr/the-coloroso-faa05bb66c0b: The Coloroso. By Jörg Meyer, 27. June 2017.

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Hi, I'm Armin and in my spare time I want to promote bar culture as a blogger, freelance journalist and Bildungstrinker (you want to know what the latter is? Then check out "About us"). My focus is on researching the history of mixed drinks. If I have ever left out a source you know of, and you think it should be considered, I look forward to hearing about it from you to learn something new. English is not my first language, but I hope that the translated texts are easy to understand. If there is any incomprehensibility, please let me know so that I can improve it.

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