Back in the late 1880's, the Cobbler was the most popular drink in America. The original was typically made with a base of brandy and enhanced with fresh fruit and sugar. These days, cobbler has a looser definition (as many things do over time), but this version with whiskey, sweet vermouth and blackberries is a notable departure.
We used a new whiskey we've discovered, Tincup Whiskey from Colorado and it was fantastic! Though it is indeed called a whiskey, it kinda drinks more like a bourbon. That, coupled with some black walnut bitters and Eli Mason gomme syrup made this cocktail pretty damn delicious and slide down nice and easy!
Start by muddling the blackberries in the cocktail shaker. Add whiskey, gomme syrup, sweet vermouth and bitters. Place 4-5 ice cubes in shaker and shake for 30 seconds before transferring entire contents to a chilled rocks glass. Express oil from orange peel over cocktail and drop in the glass for garnish.