An Open-Air Soirée to Welcome Fall

Autumn Wine Cocktail to welcome fall

Autumn Wine Cocktail
  • ¾ cup Tangerine and Cardamom Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 3 to 6 ounces bourbon, according to taste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 12 ounces red wine
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add simple syrup, bourbon, and lemon juice. Cover, and shake vigorously for 5 to 10 seconds.
  2. Strain into 4 chilled wineglasses. Top each glass with 3 ounces red wine, poured slowly over the back of a spoon so that wine floats on top of syrup mixture.

Tangerine and Cardamom Simple Syrup
  • 1 tangerine, sectioned
  • 2 teaspoons whole cardamom pods
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  1. In a small saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, strain, and let cool completely.