According to Jerry Thomas circa 1862, a cobbler—a class of drink all its own—is a simply a spirit or wine sweetened with sugar and fresh fruit, and served over ice. Most early versions used wine as a base spirit, but eventually cobblers of all different sorts began cropping up in American bars. Dale DeGroff is generally credited with standardizing the additional step of muddling the fruits and spirits, making for an exceptionally fresh-tasting drink.
- 2 oz Brandy
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- 2 oz Soda water
- Garnish: Fresh seasonal fruit
In a wine or old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice, build the ingredients. Stir well and top with soda, if desired. Add the fruit garnishes (skewered or piled on top of the ice). Serve with a straw and enjoy!