Cherry Cobbler Cocktail

Cherry Cobbler Cocktail with Red Stag by Jim Beam
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

A funky little cocktail, the cherry cobbler features Red Stag 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.

Created by Bobby "G" Gleason to feature Red Stag, Jim Beam's 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

  • 1 1/2 ounces cherry bourbon (Red Stag by Jim Beam)
  • 1/4 ounce​ coconut​ rum
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce​​ pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce cherry puree (Funkin Morello)
  • 1 splash cinnamon schnapps (Hot Damn)
  • Garnish: graham crackers (crushed; for rim)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Rim a chilled cocktail glass with 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 DeKuyper's 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.

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