Mother Handsome's Pineau Cobbler

This refreshing cocktail from Will Thompson is filled with chunks of fresh cantaloupe. It pays homage to Mother Handsome, a 19th-century Michigan innkeeper. Her name was perversely affectionate in the same way that calling a big guy "Tiny" is.

Mother Handsome's Pineau Cobbler
Photo: © Lucas Allen


  • Four 1-inch cubes of cantaloupe

  • 3 ounces Pineau des Charentes (Cognac-fortified grape juice)

  • 1/2 orange wheel

  • Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle the cantaloupe with the Pineau des Charentes and orange. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Pour (don't strain) into a chilled white wine glass and serve with a cocktail pick for spearing the cantaloupe chunks.

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