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:
How To Make 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, then add recommended serving 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.
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- 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.
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: Cocktails
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