MG Road’s Lazy River cocktail

2 ounces Fairgame Beverage Co. Ferris port-style wine
1/2 ounce Averna Amaro
1 bar spoon Demerara sugar syrup (two parts raw Demerara sugar dissolved in one part water)
6 drops house cinnamon dram (instructions below)
1 slice grapefruit
1 Luxardo cherry

Muddle the cherry and grapefruit in a rocks glass with the Demerara and cinnamon dram. Add the Port and Averna to the glass and stir. Top with crushed ice and enjoy by a warm fire.

Cinnamon dram:

10 sticks cinnamon
2 cups overproof Demerara rum (such as Lemonhart 151 or Hamilton 151)
1/4 cup Demerara sugar

Let the cinnamon sticks sit together in a covered jar for at least one week (but the longer, the better). After the sticks have macerated, strain them out and stir in the sugar until dissolved.

 

 

 

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Gina Smith is the Mountain Xpress Food section editor and writer. She can be reached at gsmith@mountainx.com.

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