Spiced Bourbon with Red Wine

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 cocktails
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For the spiced syrup:

1/2 cup sugar

4 allspice berries

1 star anise pod

4 slices fresh ginger

For the cocktails:

3 ounces bourbon

2 ounces apple cider

1 ounce fresh orange juice

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

3 dashes of orange bitters

1/4 cup red wine

Cinnamon sticks, for garnish


  1. Make the spiced syrup: Combine the sugar, 1/2 cup water, the allspice, star anise and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Strain into a liquid measuring cup.
  2. Make the cocktails: Combine the bourbon, apple cider, orange juice, lemon juice, 1 ounce of the spiced syrup (reserve the rest for more cocktails) and the orange bitters in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into 2 ice-filled rocks glasses and top with the red wine. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.
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