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Brandy (or Whiskey) Cobbler


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The cobbler is a classic cocktail, the most famous variation of which is the Sherry Cobbler. The Brandy Cobbler and the Whiskey Cobbler are also old-time favorites, they just pack more of a punch than any of the wine versions. I find it funny that in his 1862 How to Mix Drinks, Jerry Thomas suggests a whopping four ounces of whiskey in the Whiskey Cobbler. That is far too intoxicating for the average drinker, so we tend to take it down to 2 or 3 ounces in modern mixes.

Brandy and whiskey both make a great cobbler, and gin and rum are two other options when it comes to the base spirit. Feel free to adjust the amount of syrup to taste and use whatever fruits are in season at the moment, though a cherry and a slice each of lemon and orange are great anytime. Another note is that some recipes add club soda to this mix. This is a fine option, though not traditional.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Build the ingredients in a wine or old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.
  2. Stir.
  3. Add fruit garnishes (skewered or piled on top of the ice) and serve with a straw.
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