It has the flavor profile of a sangria. It’s sweet at the onset with an all-spice finish.

  • 1 oz dry red wine
  • 1 oz apple brandy (Laird’s)
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/4 oz allspice dram

Shake everything in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a coupe. Spray the surface of the cocktail with oils from a lemon peel and garnish with the peel and some frosted cranberries.

Recipe by Rui Nakata. “An ideal Saturday night consists of experimenting with exotic ingredients in a cook off with my husband Anthony, with a glass of wine in my hand and a pint of beer in his. My bookshelves are overflowing with books on food, wine, and design where we source inspiration for our wild projects in the kitchen.”

Images by Carli René of Inked Fingers.