Back in the late 1800s the Sherry Cobbler was America's most enthusiastically consumed cocktail, but it took a hard fall from its pedestal during Prohibition. Complex and refreshing with a temperate alcohol content, the Cobbler is easy to mix and even easier going down.
- 3 oz sherry, fino or amontillado (substitute whiskey for something much stronger)
- ½ ripe orange, cut in four pieces
- ¼-½ oz simple syrup
Muddle orange with other ingredients to release citrus oils. Shake well and pour the whole thing (with ice) into a rocks glass. This is lovely over crushed ice - if you're willing to put the work in. Throw some seasonal fruit on top (berries, pineapple, more citrus), stick in some straws and have a good time.