Applejack Cobbler Recipe

Applejack Cobbler Recipe

[Photo: Lizz Schumer]

This cocktail, conceived by Audrey Saunders of Pegu Club in New York, is a tasty tipple for any fall festivity. Mix up a quart batch of this spicy-sweet sipper and forget about it while you enjoy your guests.

About the Author: Lizz Schumer is the author of Buffalo Steel and the editor of The Springville Journal, located near Buffalo, N.Y. She can be found at or followed @eschumer.

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  • Yield:makes 1 quart (about 8 servings)
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:20 minutes


  • For the Fresh Cranberry Sauce:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 1 cup Fresh Cranberry Sauce
  • 3 1/2 ounces fresh orange juice (from about 4 oranges)
  • 2 1/2 ounces pomegranate molasses
  • 11 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 cups Laird's Applejack
  • 1/2 cup Punt e Mes
  • 1/2 cup Schonauer Apfel Apple Schnapps


  1. 1.

    Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Add cranberries, return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Allow the sauce to cool 15 minutes before using. Leftover cranberry sauce can be refrigerated up to 1 week.

  2. 2.

    Measure cranberry sauce, orange juice, pomegranate molasses, and bitters into a quart-sized pitcher. Add applejack, Punt e Mes, and apple schnapps. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to four hours.

  3. 3.

    To serve, pour 1 cup of cocktail mixture into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 15 seconds, then strain evenly into two cocktail glasses. Repeat as needed.