Definition of sherry
: a Spanish fortified wine with a distinctive nutty flavor; also : a similar wine produced elsewhere
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Alas, the Lobster Bisque ($17) that should have been redolent of the sea, good sherry and heavy cream, tasted merely like starchy lobster gravy, though the sweet lobster claw garnish provided some comfort.
A dash or two of sherry vinegar provides the proper finishing touch, an extra splash of elegance to an already impressive soup.
Dijon vinaigrette Makes 3 cups ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 small shallots, minced 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar Salt, to taste Pepper to taste 1/3 cup olive oil In a blender, combine mustard, shallots, vinegar, salt and pepper.
The Burgoo, a traditional Kentucky stew that can be made with mutton or even squirrel but at Keeneland is made with beef, sticks to the ribs and tickles the taste buds with hints of sherry and red wine.
Grilled onions with mayonnaise flavored with sherry vinegar and fresh thyme.
Other ingredients are bourbon, creme de cacao, cream sherry, cinnamon and Coca-Cola.
In Sanlúcar de Barrameda, which sits at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River (the same river that runs through Seville), bodegas like La Cigarrera and La Gitana specialize in manzanilla, another variety of sherry.
Someone produced a bottle of sherry and another colleague opened some whisky as the dismal results flashed on television screens.
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Origin and Etymology of sherry
alteration of earlier sherris (taken as plural), from Xeres (now Jerez), Spain
First Known Use: 1584See Words from the same year
SHERRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sherry for English Language Learners
: a type of strong wine with a nutty flavor that is made especially in Spain
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