True Romance Cocktail

By: The Local Palate
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Clinton Tedin of Lenoir in Austin describes this romantically sweet drink as if a mimosa and a sangria “got together and had a love child.” Enjoy an unforgettable date night with herbal aromas and a subtle lemon garnish to suit anyone’s romantic palate. 

Note: For this recipe, it’s key to use a dry lambrusco with plenty of fruit, low tannins, and low residual sugars.

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Makes 1 cocktail

  • 1½ ounces Cocchi di Torino vermouth
  • Dash of Fee Brothers lemon bitters
  • 4 ounces lambrusco (Tedin recommends Tradizione Zanasi Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro)
  • Garnish: Lemon twist, 2 Luxardo maraschino cherries, straw
  1. In a wine glass, combine vermouth and bitters, add a few cubes of ice, then slowly pour in the lambrusco (it tends to foam up).
  2. Add more ice as needed, and garnish with a lemon twist, cherries, and a straw.
  • Recipe By
    Clinton Tedin of Lenoir Austin
  • Austin Texas

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