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Spiced Whiskey Cobbler Cocktail

Spiced Whiskey Cobbler Cocktail

Wintertime cocktail made with spiced whiskey, spiced simple syrup, and muddled orange. 
Steeping Time:: 2 d 1 hr
Total Time: 2 d 1 hr
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday cocktail, thanksgiving cocktail, whiskey cobbler, whiskey cocktail, spiced whiskey
Servings: 1 (multiply as needed)
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 oz spiced simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • dash of angostura bitters
  • 3 oz whiskey/bourbon of choice, or homemade spiced whiskey (recipe follows)
  • orange slices and cherries, to garnish

Spiced Simple Syrup:

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3-inch orange peel
  • 1 medium cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves

Homemade Spiced Whiskey*:

  • 1 cup whiskey
  • 2 medium cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 3-inch orange peel


  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle together orange slice, spiced simple syrup, and dash of bitters. Add whiskey and a handful of ice. Cover and shake until drink is chilled. Strain cocktail into a serving glass with one giant ice cube. Garnish cocktail with orange slice and cherry.

To make spiced simple syrup:

  • Bring water, sugar, orange peel, cinnamon stick, and cloves to a boil. Remove from heat and cover pot. Allow spices to steep for 45-60 minutes. Strain out orange peel and spices. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use. Keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks.

To make spiced whiskey:

  • Combine whiskey, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, and orange peel in an airtight container. Keep at room temperature for 2 days to steep. Taste whiskey after 2 days, if it is not "spicy" enough to your liking, allow to steep for up to 4 days. Strain out spices and orange peel.


*Spiced Whiskey recipe makes one cup, multiply as needed to make a larger batch.
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