Grilled Orange Cobbler
Food and Drink

Excerpted from Camp Cocktails: Easy, Fun, and Delicious Drinks for the Great Outdoors by Emily Vikre. Photo credit © 2021 Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. Used with permission.

Grilled Orange Cobbler

"In the late 1800s, cobbler was the most popular cocktail in the United States. A proper cobbler is built with crushed ice—the name cobbler is a reference to the ice, which was thought to look like cobblestones."

Emily Vikre

2 round slices of orange

1½ teaspoons sugar

6 ounces wine

Fruit for garnish, optional


Note: Use a dry or off-dry style of red, pink, or white wine, and adjust the sugar to suit.

While your grill is hot, place the orange slices on the grill. Allow them to cook undisturbed for about 3 minutes, until grill marks appear, then flip and grill about another 3 minutes until the second side also shows grill marks. Take the slices off the grill and let cool for about 10 minutes.

Put the orange slices in a cup, add the sugar, and gently press the sugar and fruit together to start dissolving the sugar in the juices. Add the wine and a generous scoop of crushed ice or small ice cubes. Use a spoon to churn the ingredients and the ice up and down in the glass for about 20 seconds. To make this a true cobbler, you should decorate the heck out of the top of your cup with pieces of fruit before serving.