Red Queen

Red wine and bourbon join forces in this herbal cocktail
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Red Wine, Bourbon & Amaro Cocktail Recipe
Photo: Lizzie Munro © 2018

In their latest cookbook, Winter Drinks, the editors of PUNCH give you 70 ways to get your alcohol blanket on, including this combination of red wine, bourbon and amaro that warms you up just thinking about it. Seek out the Amaro Braulio if possible; it's an alpine amaro that the authors choose for the "cooling, herbal freshness" it brings to the cocktail.

Red Queen

Reprinted with permission from Winter Drinks: 70 Essential Cold-Weather Cocktails by the Editors of PUNCH, copyright © 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 5 minutes


3 ounces red wine

1 ounce bourbon

¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ ounce simple syrup (recipe below)

½ ounce Amaro Braulio

Garnish: lemon wheels, fresh thyme, sage, and rosemary


1. Make the simple syrup: Combine 1 cup cane sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 1 month.

2. Combine the wine, bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and amaro in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and strain over crushed ice into a tall collins glass. Garnish with lemon wheels, fresh thyme, sage, and rosemary.

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