All Natural Mixmasters with Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
Trick Pot Cobbler
“For this cocktail I decided to do a summertime variation of a Sherry Cobbler,” says Welliver. “Something simple and refreshing with a moderate ABV. The rich honey notes of Bärenjäger lend the cocktail body and depth, while the pineapple syrup brightens it up with a touch of acidity.”
“The inspiration behind the name comes from what Bärenjäger is traditionally called, Bärenfang, meaning bear trap. Bear hunters would use it as bait to trick bears into coming out into the open. Trick “honey’ Pot. Think of this as the perfect “coming out of quarantine” cocktail.”
Trick Pot Cobbler
Created by Ryan Welliver
- 2 1/4 oz. Amontillado Sherry
- 1/2 oz. Bärenjäger
- 3/4 oz. balanced pineapple syrup*
- Mint bouquet, pineapple wheel and/or any seasonal fruit (for garnish)
Preparation: Combine ingredients into double Old Fashioned or Collins glass. Fill glass 3/4 full of crushed ice and stir with spoon until glass is frosted. Top with more crushed ice and garnish.
*Balanced Pineapple Syrup
Add 500g pineapple juice, 500g white sugar, 10g(2%) malic acid, 5g(1%) citric acid to Vitamix. Blend on high for 2 minutes. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Meet Ryan Welliver
CHILLED 100 Member, New York City
Born and raised in the Carolina’s, Ryan started his career in the hospitality industry when he was just 15 years old working as a bar back in Charleston. Eleven years later at the age of 26 he moved to NYC where his passion for mixology comes from the creative outlet it provides. He is drawn to educating his peers and loves connecting with patrons by making something just for them.
Ryan was lucky to start his NY chapter on the opening team at Danny Meyer’s Manhatta and is now head bartender. He is proud of the fact that the restaurant was nominated for Best New Cocktail Bar by the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation in 2019. That same year, Ryan completed the BAR 5-Day program and made the top 10 in the Northeast region for the 2019 Diageo World Class competition.