Wines add a breadth of complexity and flavor to a cocktail with just one ingredient. While vermouth is a common cocktail ingredient, we love using other wines in drinks as the seasons change, as they pair so well with the deeper, spicy flavors we associate with Autumn.
A mix between a Margarita and a Pegu Club, this bright cocktail uses a white wine syrup as its sweetener. We chose Grüner Veltliner to pair with tequila reposado for its citrus and peppery notes, but a white Burgundy would work in its place. To make the syrup, use equal parts Classic Gum Syrup and wine. We highly recommend experimenting wine syrups in other cocktails for a fun, easy way to add unique flavors to old favorites. Recipe for Agave Club.
Boots of Spanish Leather
A sherry cobbler is usually associated with spring and summer for its use of fresh berries, but sherry's nutty qualities blend excellently with fall flavors. We used Real Grenadine and cranberries to give this cocktail a tart, fruity flavor that's perfect for your next happy hour. Recipe for Boots of Spanish Leather.
Nine Lives Highball
An autumnal update to the red wine based Kitty Highball, this drink is bursting with flavor and spice. With its low-ABV, this cocktail makes a great punch for a party. Recipe for Nine Lives Highball.