Cranberry Cobbler

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Cocktail History

The Cranberry Cobbler is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that was created as a Christmas-inspired variation of the Sherry Cobbler. The recipe takes the flavor and style of the classic, which is traditionally made with sherry, simple syrup, and muddled citrus, and turns them up a few notches by using homemade cranberry syrup instead of simple syrup.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Marsala Sherry: This is a type of fortified wine made in Spain with white grapes. We used Florio Dry Marsala Wine because it has a rich and deep flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Non-Alcoholic Sherry Flavoring in place of the sherry.

Cranberry Syrup: This is a sweetener made with cranberries, white sugar, citric acid, and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Orange Slices: This is a slice of orange that has been cut into a half wheel shape.

Orange Wedge: This is a slice of orange that has been cut into a wedge shape.

Mint Sprig: This is an herb. We used Mojito mint.

Cranberries: This is a small red fruit. We used fresh cranberries.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Muddler: This is used to muddle ingredients. We used the HQY Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Cocktail Pick: This is used to hold the garnish. We used one from the I-MART Stainless Steel Cocktail Pick Set.

Tasting Notes

The Cranberry Cobbler features a bouquet of mint, orange, and sherry aromas, starts with the flavors of sweet orange chased with a hint of bitter cranberry, and finishes with the distinct taste of sherry lingering in the mouth.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both really enjoyed the Cranberry Cobbler despite our differing opinions on sherry, and we would absolutely make it again as a fantastic low-proof daytime drink for the holidays. The garnish isn’t just there for looks either, so don’t skip out on those. Cobblers typically feature several fragrant ingredients that are meant to tease the senses for the flavors to come, and they also make this into one gorgeous drink. 

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This is a low-ABV drink that I really enjoyed. The taste of sherry mixed very well with the cranberry syrup, and the muddled cranberry and oranges gave it a very fresh fruit flavor, while the garnish provided a bouquet of aromas. We use sherry pretty sparingly at our home bar, so we get excited to make any cocktail we find that calls for it. This one did not disappoint.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I don’t usually go for sherry-based cocktails, but this holiday version of the classic Sherry Cobbler is quite good. Its most prominent flavor is definitely still sherry, but the cranberry and citrus flavors balance it out very well. I can see myself drinking this again when I want something Christmas-themed but still refreshing and light.”

Recipe

AuthorSips From Scripts

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 3 ½ oz Marsala Sherry
 3 Orange Slices
 1 Orange Wedge
 1 Mint Sprig
 3 Cranberries

Method
1

Add orange slices and cranberry syrup to a shaker.

2

Muddle gently for 3-5 seconds.

3

Add sherry and cubed ice to shaker.

4

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

5

Strain into a highball glass over fresh cracked ice.

6

Garnish with mint sprig, orange slice, and cranberries.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 3 ½ oz Marsala Sherry
 3 Orange Slices
 1 Orange Wedge
 1 Mint Sprig
 3 Cranberries

Directions

Method
1

Add orange slices and cranberry syrup to a shaker.

2

Muddle gently for 3-5 seconds.

3

Add sherry and cubed ice to shaker.

4

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

5

Strain into a highball glass over fresh cracked ice.

6

Garnish with mint sprig, orange slice, and cranberries.

Cranberry Cobbler

Make It a Mocktail: Use Non-Alcoholic Sherry Flavoring in place of the sherry to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Christmas Cocktails

If you like this Christmas-inspired cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

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