No Thanksgiving celebration is complete without a delicious cocktail to enjoy with your family and friends. This year, try the Cranberry Cobbler cocktail! All you need are some cranberries, lemon, orange, sugar, gin, and dry Sherry.
Bring sugar and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour off all but 1 cup of simple syrup.
Heat syrup in a pan almost to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Add cranberries and simmer until they just begin to burst. Let cool in the syrup.
Place 2 tbsp. drained cranberries and 6 tbsp. Cranberry syrup in a large pitcher. Add lemon wedges and orange slices. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, vigorously mash the fruit. Stir in gin and Sherry. Let steep for 5 minutes.
Strain into a medium pitcher. Fill 3 glasses with crushed ice. Pour half of the mixture into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into prepared glasses, then mound with more crushed ice. Garnish each with a mint sprig and three cranberries.
The world of sherry is much more than just a sweet dessert wine. It also includes nutty flavors and salty characteristics that are often seen in wines with these types of profiles, but it can be enjoyed on its own too!