Champagne Cobbler


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Appears in

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

By Downton Abbey

Published 2019

  • About

Cobblers are a style of drink from the mid-1800s that were designed, like juleps (see Mint Julep), to cool you down in a hurry. But unlike juleps, the ice here isn’t flaky and snowy. It is instead crushed to the size of small pebbles, or “cobbles.”


  • ½ fl oz (15 ml) rich simple syrup or gum syrup (see notes and respectively)
  • Sparkling wine (preferably brut)
  • Lemon twist and orange twist, for garnish
  • Mixed seasonal berries or other fruit, for garnish


    Pour the simple syrup into a julep cup or double old fashioned glass filled two-thirds full with pebble-size ice. Add the sparkling wine to the cup to fill. Express the citrus zests over the drink and drop them into the cup. Garnish with the berries. Serve with a straw.