Tom Haverford Cocktail Recipe

Tom Haverford Cocktail Recipe

[Photo: Wes Rowe]

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.

  • 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)
  • 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


  1. 1.

    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.