Spiced Wine Bourbon Sour

Spiced Wine Bourbon Sour

Equal parts bright, refreshing and comforting, the rye spice of Belle Meade Bourbon pairs beautifully with homemade mulled wine syrup. The egg white provides a velvety texture, sure to keep the chill at bay.

Creator: Rachel Ramirez

2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
.75 oz lemon juice
1 oz mulled wine syrup
1 egg white

Combine bourbon, lemon juice and wine syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add egg white and “dry shake”. Add ice and shake hard until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Express the oils from a lemon peel over the top of the drink and decorate the foam with bitters.

Mulled Wine Syrup

3 cups red wine
2 cups granulated sugar
4 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 orange (sliced)
6 cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves
4 star anise
Pinch of black peppercorn

In a large saucepan, add red wine, spices and orange slices. Bring to a light boil and stir in sugar. Continue to boil until the mixture reduces by ¼ . When the sugar is dissolved and the syrup coats the back of a spoon, turn off the heat and stir in maple syrup and lemon juice. Fine strain and allow to cool before covering. Store in refrigerator for up to three weeks.