Thanksgiving Cobbler | How to Drink


– This is How To Drink,
the show about making cocktails and how to drink them. I’m Greg and I have never
been a professional bartender. I’ve never even had a job in a bar. I don’t worry too much about
precision and technique because at the end of the
day, if the drink you like is in the glass, you did it right. Let’s get going. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m gonna make you something
very special for the holidays. We are going to make an
Imperial Cranberry Cobbler. This recipe is very similar to a Floradora made imperial-style but
we’re making some tweaks. I think you’re gonna like
it, if you’re hanging around with your family, maybe you’re
gonna need it, I don’t know. So I’m gonna start by pouring
a quarter ounce of gum syrup into my small tin, if you like it sweeter, you can go up to a half an ounce. A quarter is enough for me. I have some fresh cranberries,
I’m just going to take a good handful, you know, 10 or 12 of these and drop them in there. Take your muddler, give
it a couple of presses. And they really wanna pop, which is fun. We’re going to add in
one-and-a-half ounces of our brandy. This is a lot like a
Floradora, which is named for an 1890s musical that was about showgirls, wild party sexy-times
and it was very popular, it was an early film,
I think Marion Davies stars in it, called the Floradora girl. That’s about good. And this is a drink that
I would double strain because of the bits of fruit
pulp from the cranberries. (jazzy music) Now we top it with champagne. This isn’t a very expensive champagne, I think I got this for seven dollars. It is, it’s not even champagne, this is just a French
sparkling wine, okay? It’s not from Champagne,
there’s no lithium in this. You know that, champagne has lithium in it because of the ground,
that’s why champagne is so much better than other things. Lithium. And then I’m gonna wait for that to just fizz off and top it again, float a few cranberries on
the top ’cause they float, it’s the holidays, we
can get silly with it, I would put a little rosemary in there. Let’s find out if this drink is any good. Well this drink is very good. (laughs) Yeah, that’ll be a big hit at your party, that’s a good one, I think
you’re gonna like it. And it would sneak up on you,
because it’s mostly brandy. I hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving and if you are and you like the
show and you like the drink, I wanna hear about, I’d love
to see ya in the comments, I try to respond to everybody, if you could subscribe,
that would be really cool? Happy Thanksgiving, I hope
your turkey isn’t too dry, I’ll see you guys next
week with another drink from How To Drink, thank you. Mmm, oh that’s nice,
that’s a refreshing drink, that’s a refreshing drink,
that’s very refreshing, it’s tart, it’s bright, effervescent, you got the champagne
going on, little brandy. It’s also classy, you
put champagne and brandy in a glass together,
that’s a top hat drink. We’re calling this Top Hat Drink. Put a top hat right on it.

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