Spanish Prisoner

Obviously, I have a lot of time on my hands. Every once in a while, all that time leads to boredom and/or inspiration. Tonight, as I looked at the dregs of my liquor cabinet, I decided to make something new. I’m calling it the Spanish Prisoner, which I find humorous for many different reasons. I’ll leave it as an exercise to my readers to figure out why.

The Spanish Prisoner

  • 1 oz. Cream Sherry or Tawny Port
  • 1 oz. plata tequila
  • good size squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • ice to fill ¼ of a Boston shaker
Add all ingredients to Boston shaker and shake well. Strain into rock glass. Enjoy.

It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t too bad, either. It was slightly reminiscent of dropping a grape Jolly Rancher into a shot of tequila. It made both the sherry and tequila easier to drink, as opposed to sip, since it reduced much of the vapor, but it also reduced the enjoyment of sipping each of them individually. But I can see drinking it again, which is better than the first time I tried an Old Fashioned.