Are you familiar with the Cobber cocktail? You certainly must have heard of it and maybe tasted it as well! However, I am quite sure that you haven’t tasted the original drink, and that is really a shame, as it is considered to be one of the most classic, old-fashioned American cocktails in the history of mixed drinks.
You see the original version of the drink is the Sherry Cobbler Cocktail, made with Sherry wine as you might have guessed from its name and it made its appearance in the 1800’s. Charles Dickens refered to it in one of his novels as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne in The Blithedale Romance.
Its ingredients are quite simple to find nowdays and therefore easy to make! It is mainly characterized by the crushed ice, and as weird as it may sound to you, by the straw! Get down to it and give it a try! It is no coincidence that it has become a HIT during the last three years!
So, let’s take a look at the Sherry Cobbler cocktail and see what this is all about!
- 120ml / 4 parts Amontillado Sherry wine
- 1/2 tablespoon superfine sugar
- 2 orange slices (for the mix and the garnish)
- 2 raspberries, (for the garnish) – optional
- Some mint (for the garnish)
Pour the Sherry wine into a cocktail shaker, filled with ice, along with the superfine sugar and one orange slice. Shake for about 15 seconds and strain into a wine glass, a Collins glass or a tumbler one filled with crushed ice. Add the second orange slice that is left, and the mint into your glass. You may also garnish with the raspberries if you wish. Put a straw in your drink and your Sherry Cobbler Cocktail is ready to serve!