Today’s cocktail is a low alcohol, seasonal variation on the classic Sherry Cobbler; a great cocktail from the 19th century. I always found the cobbler to be a really versatile cocktail allowing me to utilize seasonal flavors and occasionally different spirits. For us, the most important part of this drink is the crushed ice, sure it’s usually the last thing you’re worried about with a cocktail but without using crushed ice how would we ever make it look so beautiful with all of the garnishes 😉
If you look at any classic rendition you can see there are no specific garnishes you must include, just a medley of seasonal berries and some citrus will have your drink looking beautiful. For this rendition we wanted to emulate a warm day enjoying beautiful booze cocktails and had a bottle of Aperol just sitting there waiting for us to drink it. The market was full of beautiful berries so we decided to mix up some cobblers. This drink is so perfect and usually you will find it with orange juice or lemon but with the Aperol and orange juice alone we found it to be too sweet so we decided the addition of a bitter citrus was necessary. Mix this concoction up at home and let us know how you do.
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 or 3 orange slices
Garnish: Seasonal berries and orange slice
- Add oranges and sugar to a cocktail shaker, muddle.
- Add Aperol and ice then shake to chill and combine
- Strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice.
- Garnish with seasonal berries and orange slice