Fruit-and-wine cobblers were popular in the United States in the mid-1800s. Author David Wondrich considers this one to be "as simple and tasty a drink as has ever been concocted by the hands of mankind." In it, a touch of citrus offsets the sherry's nutty character.
- 4 oz. dry amontillado or oloroso sherry
- 1⁄4 oz. (or ½ tbsp.) simple syrup
- 2 slices orange, halved
In a cocktail shaker, combine sherry, simple syrup, and a halved orange slice. Shake vigorously for 10–15 seconds and strain into a highball glass filled with cracked ice. Garnish with another halved orange slice and serve.