The Claret Cobbler is cocktail number 23 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Claret Cobbler cocktail history
A very old libation, the Claret Cobbler was described in 1845 in the Glasgow Herald as an American beverage consisting of Claret and orange juice.
Jerry Thomas’ How to Mix Drinks, The Bon-vivant’s Companion, published in 1862, also states the Cobbler was “an American invention” that “does not require much skill in compounding.”
Thomas’ 1862 Claret Cobbler recipe was basically wine and simple syrup over ice, so no, it didn’t require mastering mixology to “cobble” one together.
Claret Cobbler cocktail recipe
Fill tumbler 1/2 full cracked ice. Add 1 dash maraschino, 1 teaspoon each Sugar and Lemon juice. Fill with Claret. Stir and add fruit.
- Château Belian-Giraud AOC Bordeaux 2016
- Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
- Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Claret Cobbler cocktail review
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The Claret Cobbler is a bit like sangria, but less sweet and fruity. A very enjoyable beverage – we had two.
Next up… Cocktail #24, Clover Club