Port Cobbler Recipe

Port Cobbler Recipe

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

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  • Yield:makes 4 cocktails
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:20 minutes


  • For Vanilla Syrup:
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • For the cocktail:
  • 8 ounces ruby port
  • 2 ounces high quality triple sec
  • 2 ounces vanilla syrup
  • 8 ounces club soda
  • Garnishes: blackberries, halved figs, thyme sprigs, husk tomatoes


  1. 1.

    For the Vanilla Syrup: Combine water, vanilla bean, and sugar in a small pot over medium high heat. Stir often and bring to a simmer. Let simmer until sugar is completely dissolved, about 4 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes, then strain. Syrup will keep for up to two weeks in a sealed container.

  2. 2.

    For the Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine ruby port, triple sec, and 2 ounces vanilla syrup. Stir until fully chilled, about 20 seconds, then strain into four glasses piled high with crushed ice. Top each glass with club soda and garnish with berries, figs, thyme, and husk tomatoes if desired.