Spanish Fly Cocktail

A sweet and festive holiday cocktail
Staff Writer
Spanish Fly


Rich in color and layered with flavors, Juan Martinez of Toca Madera West Hollywood created a holiday-themed cocktail that nods to farm-fresh ingredients that will most likely be showcased on the tables of food lovers everywhere. Rich honey mixes with earthy sage for a cocktail that tastes and smells just like the crisp cool air. 


  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 1 Ounce lemon juice
  • 1 Ounce honey
  • 2 Ounces Nolet’s gin


Muddle four pieces of strawberry and clap 3 pieces of sage in a cocktail shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake well. Double strain and serve with a lemon wheel garnish and sprig of sage.

Spanish Shopping Tip

Spanish cuisine often uses less than ordinary ingredients like Spanish paprika, Spanish wine, and saffron. Be sure to have these on-hand before concocting your Spanish dishes.

Spanish Cooking Tip

Saffron is used for both color and flavor. Use the threads if you want colors, and use ground saffron threads if you are using for flavor.