Cabernet Crusta Recipe From Wine Cocktails

Recipe adapted from Wine Cocktails (Harvard Common Press)

Cabernet Crusta
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Cabernet Crusta adapted from Wine Cocktails (Harvard Common Press)
  • 3 orange slices (one for rimming, two for garnish)
  • Sugar
  • 1 orange
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 ounce orange Curaçao
  • ½ ounce fresh orange juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  1. Chill two red-wine glasses. Wet the rim of each glass with an orange slice and roll it in sugar to coat only the outside of the rim.
  2. Using a sharp paring knife or peeler, carefully peel the rind off the orange in one long spiral strip, avoiding the pith as much as possible. Cut it in half and carefully place a spiral in each wine glass.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice. Add the Cabernet, Curaçao, orange juice, simple syrup and bitters. Shake vigorously. Add a few ice cubes to each glass. Strain the cocktail into the glasses, garnish with the remaining orange slices and serve.
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