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The Golden Boy

Time 4 minutes
Yields Serves 1
The Golden Boy
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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At the Bazaar by Jose Andres in the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, beverage director Lucas Paya created a shimmery, bubbly drink called the Golden Boy that’s perfect for a New Year’s Eve party. It’s amontillado sherry and Cava (“the two best wines for food, ever,” according to Paya) with a dash of orange bitters, a hint of lemon and a little gold dust.

For the simple syrup, heat equal parts water and sugar until the sugar dissolves and forms a syrup; chill before using.

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Place the sherry, simple syrup, bitters and gold dust into a martini glass. Top with Cava. Twist the lemon peel over the glass and discard.

From Lucas Paya of the Bazaar by Jose Andres.

Gold dust is available at select cooking and specialty gourmet stores, as well as online.