Monday, September 12, 2011

panamanian cooler

Juice 1/2 Orange (3/4 oz)
1 tsp Lime Juice (1/4 oz)
2 oz Dry White Wine (Bear Flag)
2 oz Sherry (Lustau Dry Amontillado)
1/2 pony Maraschino (1/2 oz Luxardo)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Fill a big goblet a third full with cracked ice. Add ingredients and stir until cold. Top with soda (1 oz). Vary lime and Maraschino proportions as desired.
Two Saturdays ago, I was looking for a recipe that called for white wine and stumbled upon the Panamanian Cooler in Charles Baker's South American Gentleman's Companion. The drink was served to Baker in Santa Clara, Panama, and the wine was bolstered by sherry, citrus, Maraschino liqueur, and bitters. The Cooler began with a sip full of orange juice and grape notes. Next, the swallow contained the crispness from the carbonation and lime and the nuttiness from the sherry; moreover, the white wine appeared on the finish. After some of the ice melted, the Maraschino began to appear on the swallow as well.

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