Sherry Cocktails: The Sherry Cobbler
What the heck is a Sherry Cobbler?
This is the American born cocktail that embodies the 1800's, blending together some of the most urbane ingredients of its day: sherry, sugar, seasonal berries, oranges and crushed ice. By the late 1880's it was one of the most popular drinks in the world. And of course, it was sipped through a wheat straw.
I N G R E D I E N T S
1. Orange x1
2. 15ml of simple sugar syrup or gum syrup
3. 115ml - 120ml of sherry (or Madeira)
4. Crushed Ice
5. One or two normal sized ice cubes
6. Seasonal berries: e.g. raspberries, blackberries
7. Sprig of mint, for garnish
Tools: Wheat straws, cocktail shaker and lid
M E T H O D
Slice 4 wedges (around 1-2cm thick) from the orange and drop them into your cocktail shaker. Add the sugar syrup and sherry. Drop in the normal sized ice cubes, place the lid on the shaker and give it the dickens what for! (be aggressive as we're not muddling, we want the ice to release the fragrance of the orange). Separately, fill your serving glass with the crushed ice, and once shaken, use a strainer (to contain the orange) to pour the drink over the ice.
For the garish: Tuck in your sprigs of mint, cut a few small slices of orange to tuck into the ice, and skewer a few of your seasonal berries to place on top.