Cherry Cobbler Cocktail

Cherry Cobbler Cocktail with Red Stag by Jim Beam

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
367 Calories
1g Fat
52g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 367
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 112mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A funky little cocktail, the cherry cobbler features cherry bourbon and mixes in a myriad of fruits to create a unique whiskey delight. It's a fun and sweet drink that includes the flavors of cherry, coconut, pineapple, and cinnamon in an easy-to-mix recipe.

The recipe was created by Bobby "G" Gleason to feature black cherry-flavored bourbon, and there is a lot going on in here. However, the ingredients are relatively common and Gleason found a nice balance of flavors so nothing is overpowering. Gleason points out that the "cinnamon and black cherry work really well together." He's right and, of the cinnamon schnapps available, Hot Damn is a great choice for this recipe because it adds the perfect punch to accent all of the other flavors.

Ingredients

  • Finely crushed graham crackers, for rimming

  • 1 1/2 ounces black cherry bourbon whiskey

  • 1/4 ounce coconut rum

  • 1/2 ounce amaretto liqueur

  • 1 ounce pineapple juice

  • 1 tablespoon cherry purée

  • 1 splash cinnamon schnapps

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Rim a chilled cocktail glass with crushed graham crackers: Pour one of the liqueurs or the cherry purée into a shallow dish. Dip the rim into the liquid, then roll it in a dish of finely crushed graham crackers.

  3. Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well.

  4. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass.

  5. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Originally, the recipe used a coconut amaretto liqueur, which has since been discontinued. To keep both of those flavors, the recipe has been adapted to use both coconut rum and amaretto, though it's quite good with the coconut rum alone.
  • Be sure that the graham crackers are crushed as finely as possible. If you can get it close to granulated sugar, you'll have a great looking rim.
  • Wet the rim by dunking it briefly into a small dish of one of the liqueurs.
  • To ensure your glass stays chilled, pop it back into the freezer after rimming. A cold glass improves this drink significantly.

Recipe Variations

  • Rather than a cherry puree, you can use a cherry liqueur or brandy as a substitute.
  • If you prefer a slightly drier cocktail, you might want to try maraschino liqueur. It tends to be less sweet and has a hint of almond flavor, which is perfect if you're skipping the amaretto.

How Strong Is a Cherry Cobbler?

Surprisingly, with all the liquor this cocktail includes, it's rather light. The alcohol content should be somewhere around 18 percent ABV (36 proof). While it's not one that most people would think of as low-proof, it is on the softer end of martini-style drinks. Just be careful because sweet drinks like this can trick you into drinking more than you might like. Due to that, they're notorious for producing some nasty hangovers.