Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Whiskey Cobbler

1/2 table-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

(More about sugar)

1 1/2 tea-spoon pineapple syrup

Ingredient: pineapple syrup

What it is:  Syrup
Fruit syrup that can be purchased or made from sweetened, concentrated pineapple juice.

(More about pineapple syrup)

1/2 wine-glass water

Ingredient: water

What it is:  Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.

(More about water)

or Seltzer, dissolve well with a spoon
1 large bar glass ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

(More about ice)

fill up the glass
1 wine-glass whiskey

Ingredient: whiskey

What it is:  Whiskey
Broad category of alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn (maize). Most whiskies are aged in wooden casks (generally oak), the exception being some corn whiskeys.

(More about whiskey)

(Use a large bar glass.)

Stir up well with a spoon, and ornament on top with grapes, oranges, pineapple and berries in season, and serve with a straw.