Photo: Helen Norman; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns
Total Time:
5 Mins
Yield:
Serves 1

This Summer Cobbler Cocktail makes use of those fresh blackberries you’ve been picking up at the farmer’s market every Saturday. While we’re partial to Blackberry Farm’s Blackberry Preserves (support Southern business, y’all), any brand of blackberry preserves from the grocery store or your local farmer’s market will work. The white whiskey (any brand of this will work, too), lime juice and orange liqueur give this cocktail tart and acidic flavor, but the natural sweetness from the blackberry preserves evens it out. The Summer Cobbler Cocktail proves that whiskey drinks can be refreshing and fit for summer. Even though whiskey is known for “warming you up” during the winter, this white whiskey cocktail is so light and fresh, you can sip it by the pool and manage to stay cool. Shake up this fruity drink with some ice for the whiskey-lovers at your summer party once, and you’ll have a line of people wanting to try this cocktail the whole night. Other than throwing a few ingredients in a cocktail shaker, this cocktail recipe takes no effort. Blackberry and lime peel twist garnishes make it look pretty for guests, but our test kitchen professionals said a sprig of mint would complement this cocktail, too. For an extra touch, we think this Summer Cobbler Cocktail might be a perfect excuse to get out those silver mint julep cups.

How to Make It

Combine 3 Tbsp. (1 1/2 oz.) white whiskey, 1 1/2 Tbsp. (3/4 oz.) Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur, 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, 1 1/2 tsp. Blackberry Farm Blackberry Preserves, and 3 fresh blackberries in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Cover with lid, and shake until mixed and thoroughly chilled, about 45 seconds. Strain whiskey mixture into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh blackberries and lime peel twists.