Spiked Mulled Wine
Wine-based cocktails require particular attention to balance, so neither the wine nor the spirits overwhelm the flavors. In this seasonal drink from Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in New York (where it is called Mull It Over), a pair of unlikely bedfellows, cabernet sauvignon wine and bourbon, are in total harmony, united by the bitter and sweet accents of amaro and cassis. Sip it by the fire.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1 ½ounces bourbon
- ¼ounce amaro, preferably Nonino
- ½ounce crème de cassis
- Dash ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ounces cabernet sauvignon
Step 1Fill a copper Moscow Mule mug or rocks glass with ice cubes. Add the bourbon, amaro, cassis and nutmeg and stir 20 seconds until cold. Top off with wine.