This is perhaps one of my favorite gin cocktails. It’s like dessert in a jar.
Inspired by one of the strawberry cocktails I tried in Belfast at the Belfast Bar & Grill while visiting Ireland, I tried making something similar at home and added blueberries, blackberries, and a big old mason jar to give it an American twist. Since it looks like dessert, I call it a Gin Berry Cobbler.
One thing you’ll need to make ahead of time for this cocktail is a dark simple syrup. Simple syrups are pretty easy to make, it’s just a one-to-one ratio for sugar and water. Personally, I like to make a dark simple syrup with turbinado sugar for coctails. To me, it has a bit more flavor and adds a nice honey color to drinks. Plus, it looks like candy along the rim of a glass and for this cocktail, it adds that cobbler flavor that I was looking for.
I tend to make a big batch of dark simple syrup for mixing cocktails with friends. Here’s what you’ll need:
Dark Simple Syrup
— 1 Cup Turbinado Sugar
— 1 Cup Water
Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Let cool before you add it to cocktails.
That’s it! Pretty easy, eh? That batch of dark simple syrup will be enough to make four of these Gin Berry Cobblers. Enjoy!
- 2 ounces gin
- 1/2 cup dark simple syrup
- 1/3 cup club soda
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1/4 cup of fresh berries
- mint for garnish
- Layer berries and ice in an 8 ounce or 10 ounce mason jar. Add the gin, dark simple syrup, and club soda. Stir with a straw and serve.
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