Cocktail Series: Kentucky Cobbler for #NationalBlueberryMonth

The Kentucky Cobbler cocktail! Perfect seasonal blueberries muddle with bourbon, lemon, brandy and agave for a lazy sippin' drink. | cocktail recipes | blueberry recipes |

My husband is my favorite person. He’s kind. He’s funny. And he makes awesome cocktails. Meet the Kentucky Cobbler!

In honor of National Blueberry Month, sweet-tart blueberries are muddled with agave nectar and lemon juice, then shaken with generous amounts of bourbon and brandy. Poured over ice, it’s a beautiful sipping drink fit for any occasion, sweet and distinctly blueberry-ed, but with a slow warmth underneath.

If we had served these on a patio while the last rays of a setting sun painted our perfect outfits gold, I would have voted for a classy lemon twist garnish. Since our group was sitting on couches, drifting through the galley kitchen, and trying to win the my-day-was-worse game while petting the dog, we garnished with kitschy umbrella straws. Know your audience.

What do I eat with a Kentucky Cobbler?

We paired these drinks with salad: spring mix, seared chicken, blueberries, toasted almonds, coconut white balsamic vinaigrette, and creamy goat cheese. The resulting mix of textures and smoky-sweet-clean flavors created a light yet substantial meal that perfectly matched the Kentucky Cobblers.

National Blueberry Month

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Cocktail Series: Kentucky Cobbler

  • Author: Robby Burroughs
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: drink
  • Cuisine: cocktail


  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 ounce lemon
  • 1/3 ounce blue agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 ounce bourbon
  • 1 ounce brandy
  • Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker base, muddle blueberries. Add lemon juice and agave nectar and muddle a bit more.
  2. Add brandy and bourbon. Shake over ice.
  3. Strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist or umbrella straw.


  • Serving Size: 1 drink

The Burroughs

Katie and Robby Burroughs, writers, photographers, and curators of Bear and Bug Eats.

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  1. I could drink a pitcher of these, yum!

  2. Amy's Cooking Adventures

    YES!!! I love everything about this!

  3. Camilla @ Culinary Adventures

    These look dangerously fun! What a great recipe.

  4. This cocktail sounds wonderful Katie. Thanks so much for joining in the fun this month. We’re happy that you joined our group.

    1. Thanks, Wendy! Glad to be here 🙂

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