The Story Behind The Grilled Orange Cobbler
In "Camp Cocktails," author and Vikre Distillery co-founder Emily Vikre has created a collection of drinks for imbibing while camping, glamping, or staying in a cabin.
The Grilled Orange Cobbler showcases her love for the classic cobbler, a recipe she came across during research for her former Food52 drinks column. After learning about the cobbler from cocktail historian David Wondrich, she was hooked. “I love cobblers! I think they are very under-appreciated drinks,” Vikre says.
For her outdoorsy twist, Vikre’s recipe starts with grilled slices of oranges. As she writes in "Camp Cocktails," roasting the oranges creates a “fire-kissed marmalade flavor and adds an extra layer of depth.” The oranges are then pressed with sugar and topped with wine and crushed ice. Vikre suggests any wine (red, white, or rosé) as long as it’s dry or off-dry.
The versatility of the cobbler makes it great for experimenting with whatever ingredients you have on hand. As Vikre says, “It's more of a template than a strict recipe, so that makes it really great for camping because you can take that template and use what you have.”