Red Queen

Adapted from Winter Drinks by the Editors of PUNCH

Inspired by a number of early twentieth-century recipes for long drinks that rely on a base of red wine, the Red Queen gets extra fortification from the addition of both bourbon and Amaro Braulio, an alpine amaro that adds a cooling, herbal freshness to the drink. As for the name, it’s a reference to a line in the Jefferson Airplane song “White Rabbit.”

Reprinted with permission from Winter Drinks by the Editors of PUNCH, copyright © 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House.


Serving: 1

  • 3 ounces red wine
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Amaro Braulio

Garnish: lemon wheels, fresh thyme, sage, rosemary

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

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