Cranberry Cobbler Recipe

Gin, Sherry, Cranberries, Orange, Mint, Lemon, Sugar
Cranberry Cobbler
Photo for Leanne Davis
This Cranberry Cobbler requires a bit of preparation, but the results are worth it. It's a great recipe for entertaining over the holidays, since you can prepare it ahead of time and not need to worry about hand-mixing a bunch of cocktails every time someone needs a refill. This recipe makes enough for six servings, so adjust as needed!

Ingredients

1.5 cups London dry gin (such as Beefeater or Tanqueray)
0.5 cup plus 1 tablespoon off-dry Sherry (such as Lustau East India Solera)
0.75 cup sugar
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 lemon, cut into wedges
0.5 orange, sliced into thin rounds
6 mint sprigs

Preparation: How to make a Cranberry Cobbler

  1. Bring sugar and 0.75 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour off all but 1 cup simple syrup; refrigerate remaining syrup for another use.
  2. Heat syrup in pan almost to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Add cranberries and simmer until they just begin to burst, 2-3 minutes. Let cool in syrup.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons drained cranberries and 6 tablespoons cranberry syrup in a large pitcher. Add lemon wedges and orange slices. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, vigorously mash fruit. Stir in gin and Sherry. Let steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain into a medium pitcher. Fill 3 glasses with crushed ice. Pour half of mixture into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice; shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into prepared glasses, then mound with more crushed ice. Garnish each with a mint sprig and 3 cranberries. Repeat to make 3 more cocktails.
Cranberry Cobbler