The cobbler is a classic cocktail, the most famous variation of which is the Sherry Cobbler. The Brandy Cobbler and the Whiskey Cobbler are also old-time favorites that simply pack more of a punch than any of the wine versions. In the 1862 publication How to Mix Drinks, Jerry Thomas suggested a whopping four ounces of whiskey in the Whiskey Cobbler. That is quite intoxicating for the average drinker, so we'll take it down to 3 ounces in this modern-day mix.
Brandy and whiskey both make a great cobbler, but gin and rum are also acceptable options when it comes to the base spirit. Feel free to adjust the amount of syrup to taste and use whatever fruits are in season at the moment. Hint: a cherry and a slice each of lemon and orange are great any time of year! Another tip worth mentioning -- some recipes add club soda to the mix. This is a fine option, though not traditional or required.