Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

California Sherry Wine Cobbler

1/2 table-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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1 pony glass pineapple syrup

Ingredient: pineapple syrup

What it is:  Syrup
Fruit syrup that can be purchased or made from sweetened, concentrated pineapple juice.

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dissolve well in a little water
1 large bar glass ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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fill the glass
1 1/2 wine-glass sherry wine

Ingredient: sherry wine

What it is:  Sherry
Fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez, Spain. In Spanish, it is called vino de Jerez. Typically dry, "fino" sherry when only the generic name is used.

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(from California)
(Use a large bar glass.)

Stir up well with a spoon; ornament the top in a fancy manner with oranges, pineapple and berries, top it off with a little Old Port wine, and serve with a straw.