The most famous cobbler is of course the Sherry Cobbler (delicious, do try it) which is mentioned in literature as far back as 1838. The cobbler style drink has enjoyed a long history with mentions in Jerry Thomas' 1872 book, How to Mix Drinks: Or the Bon-vivant’s Companion. To quote Thomas: “Like the julep, this delicious potation is an American invention, although it is now a favourite in all warm climates. The “cobbler” does not require much skill in compounding, but to make it acceptable to the eye, as well as to the palate, it is necessary to display some taste in ornamenting the glass after the beverage is made.” Here we use our Navy Strength as its bold maritime flavours mix exotically with the variety of fruits.
Add the gin and sugar to a goblet glass. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, then add the lemon, lime, orange and strawberries and muddle the fruit. Fill the glass with crushed ice and top up with soda. Gently stir and then garnish with a mint sprig and a slice of pineapple or any seasonal fruit you have such as apples and berries.