Happy Friday! Today’s drink is a summer cooler even though we are in the middle of winter because…well, we are sick of winter.



Panama Cooler
Author: Hiram Walker, 1960
  • 1 1/2 oz cherry cordial
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 3 cubes of ice
  1. Put all in a glass and fill with 8 oz 7up. Give one or two quick stirs and garnish with an orange and a cherry. Serve with a stirrer.

I thought this was an interesting drink, because this is very similar to my recipe for quick lemonade! Except I leave out the cherry cordial, or I sometimes substitute some grenadine.



“This is pretty good. It doesn’t even taste like an alcoholic drink.”

The Verdict: Light And Refreshing

From The Tasting Notes –

Very light, fruity and refreshing. Very strong lemon scent, but lemon flavoring isn’t overwhelming. It actually works well to counteract the sweetness of the drink. Very subtle cherry flavor and no alcohol flavor at all. A very light drink that would be great for summer!