Recipe by Brandon Paul Weaver


  • 1 1/2 oz. Lustau Solera Reserva Brandy
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Lustau Jarana Fino Sherry
  • 1/2 oz. Gifford Strawberry
  • 1/4 oz. Honey
  • 2 Basil Leaves

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake!

Garnish: Strawberry Basil

Glassware: Coupe

Cocktail Inspiration:

“Taurus” is a product of the stars aligning.

The original idea behind this cocktail was to replace rum with brandy and grapefruit with strawberry in a Hemingway daiquiri. From there it took on a life of its own with basil and Fino sherry rounding out the edges and making for a more interesting and yet strangely cohesive flavor. Hemingway loved bullfighting in Spain and this drink was conceived of in early May meaning it had to be called “Taurus.”