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Honey Badger


8 ounces Velvet Devil Merlot

4 ounces fruit syrup of choice

1 ounce Rittenhouse rye

2 ounces Lustau East India Sherry

2 ounces Christian Bros. Brandy

2 ounces lemon juice

Garnish: orange twist


Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. To serve, pour 4 ounces from batch into double old fashioned glass, add ice, and garnish with an orange twist.