Oranges and cinnamon may be two ingredients found in your favorite mulled cider, but they’re also in the sparkling wine cocktail Autumn Cobbler, created by Brooklyn-based mixologist Katie Stipe. This fall-inspired cocktail pairs Jaillance’s Clairette de Die with an old-time favorite, Sherry, as well as the citrus and spice.

Jaillance’s Clairette de Die is known as the “French Moscato Bubbly,” a sparkling wine made mainly from Muscat (the same grape as Moscato). This fresh and floral sparkling wine offers depth of flavor and fruit with no added sugar, just a touch of natural sweetness. It’s delicious on its own or in cocktails, such as the Autumn Cobbler.

Katie’s cocktail plays off the natural sweetness of Jaillance’s Clairette with the addition of the slightly nutty Sherry, making for a flavorful combination. Serve this before your Thanksgiving meal; it also goes well with salty nuts and cheeses. Here is her recipe:

Autumn Cobbler

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Amontillado Sherry
  • 3 ounces Jaillance Clairette de Die
  • Cinnamon sticks

Directions: Muddle 2 orange slices in 1/2 ounce simple syrup, then add 2 ounces of dry Sherry. Dry shake ingredients and strain over crushed ice in a Collins glass. Top off with 3 ounces Jaillance Clairette de Die. Finish with freshly grated cinnamon, and garnish with an orange slice & cinnamon stick.