This brunch drink from Southpaw BBQ in San Francisco is like a cross between sangria and soda, with a kick of herbal complexity from Root liqueur by Art in the Age. Root is available online and in liquor stores.
Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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- Yield:makes 6 cocktails
- Active time: 5 minutes
- Total time:5 minutes
- 1 cup ice
- 3/4 cup Syrah or other fruity red wine
- 3/4 cup simple syrup (see note above)
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Root liqueur
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed juice from 5 to 6 lemons
- Garnish: 6 orange wedges
Add ice, wine, simple syrup, Root liqueur, and lemon to a large pitcher. Stir until well chilled. Divide among ice-filled glasses, garnish each glass with an orange wedge and serve immediately.