May 11, 2015

Champagne Cobbler Cocktail

Laced with muddled fresh raspberries and blackberries, the Champagne Cobbler Cocktail is crisp and refreshing with the wonderful flavor of fresh berries in every sensational sip.

Champagne Cobbler Cocktail

I'm a sucker for a champagne cocktail ~ pretty much in any form or fashion.  There's just something about those sparkling bubbles that make champagne cocktails extra fun and refreshing.  And on a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia, I came across a very intriguing champagne cocktail ...
... a Champagne Cobbler  Cocktail ... laced with muddled fresh raspberries and blackberries.

After a trolley tour of historic Savannah, we had stopped at a rooftop lounge overlooking the Savannah River for an afternoon cocktail break.  Because, you know ... sight-seeing is hard work.  And calls for frequent 'rest' breaks.

As soon as I saw the Champagne Cobbler Cocktail on the cocktail menu, I knew it was what I was going to order.  {Remember the statement above? ~ I'm a sucker for a champagne cocktail.}

Champagne Cobbler Cocktail

And Oh.  My.  Word.  My sucker-instincts were right!  THIS is one fantastic champagne cocktail.  Slightly sweet, but not too sweet.  Refreshing.  With the wonderful flavor of fresh raspberry and blackberry in every sip.

Just perfect for an afternoon sight-seeing break.

Or, for just plain sippin' at home.

And so after our trip, I set out to recreate the Champagne Cobbler Cocktail's berry-and-champagne deliciousness so it could be enjoyed at home.

The only snag I hit in recreating this cocktail was that I was unfamiliar with one of its ingredients ~ Cocchi Americano.  After a little digging, I figured out that Cocchi Americano is an Italian fortified aperitif wine.  Okay ... but I really wanted to use easily-accessible ingredients ... and was hopeful I could figure out something to use in its place.

A little more digging revealed that Cocchi Americano is flavored with Cinchona bark ... which I then read is the original source of quinine.  Quinine! ... Now there's  something I'm familiar with! ... as in quinine in the form of tonic water.  So I decided to use a splash of tonic water in my Champagne Cobbler Cocktail version instead.  {Please note, I am in no way suggesting Cocchi Americano and tonic water are even remotely the same or interchangeable.  So Cocchi Americano lovers ... no hate 'mail,' please.}

I muddled my beautiful fresh berries ...

Champagne Cobbler Cocktail

... poured in orange liqueur, tonic, and sparkling wine ...

Champagne Cobbler Cocktail

... and kicked back to enjoy my afternoon at-home Champagne Cobbler Cocktail break.

Believe me, this berry-licious cobbler version of a champagne cocktail is sooo worthy of my champagne cocktail crush.  And I think you will enjoy it, too!

Champagne Cobbler Cocktail
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Champagne Cobbler Cocktail
Source:  A Tracey creation, inspired by The Bohemian Hotel, Savannah, GA
(Printable recipe)
  • 3/4 oz. orange liqueur {Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, or Cointreau}
  • 2 oz. tonic water
  • 6 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 2 raspberries
  • 1 small blackberry
  1. Muddle 2 raspberries and 1 small blackberry in a tall cocktail glass. Fill glass with ice.
  2. Add orange liqueur and tonic; stir. Add sparkling wine; stir gently. Garnish with additional berries, if desired.
Makes 1 cocktail.


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  1. Yum - pinning this immediately (and I have a bunch of blackberries in my fridge so I'll definitely be trying this soon!). We're hosting our monthly cocktail linkup on the blog today and would LOVE for you to stop by and share this recipe!

  2. Now I know where to come for cocktail inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Sandra Lee! I have so much fun with the cocktails, some days I think I should have done a cocktail blog!

  3. Yum! That looks amazing and refreshing!

  4. Pinning! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

  5. This is too pretty to drink, Tracey! lol It sounds wonderful and looks so refreshing. I'll be sharing your recipe at The Scoop this Monday night. Thank you for linking up!

  6. What a lovely drink and a great flavor. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Worthy of anyone's with a champagne cocktail crush I'd say. This looks amazing - light and refreshing - and bubbles make everything better;)

  8. Yum. Just pinned and look forward to having this summer.

  9. Oh i didn't see this one!!! Yummm!! And I have everything except the champagne at my house right now. Wonder what it would taste like with some Merlot and club soda rather than tonic? Hmmm. Thanks for linking up!!

  10. This looks amazing!! I love drinks with fresh berries...I can picture myself sipping this by the pool...
    Just wanted to let you know I am featuring it tonight at #FoodieFriDIY...hope you'll be joining us again tonight!

  11. This looks delicious! I love Savannah, what a fun town! I love a vesper martini which contains Cocchi Americano.


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