Sherry Cobbler

Back in the days of Dickens and Twain, the Sherry Cobbler was a transatlantic favorite—a light, mellow, and thoroughly delicious slow-sipper that was distinguished from other beverages by its being consumed through a straw. Now that was something new. Time has accustomed us to the straw and disaccustomed us to the Sherry Cobbler. Pity.

1 slice orange
3 ounces amontillado sherry
1 1/2 teaspoons rich simple syrup
To finish: berries in season

Cut the orange slice in two. Shake one half of the orange slice together with the sherry and simple syrup and strain into a tall tumbler full of cracked ice; garnish with the other half of the orange slice and the berries. Add straw.