1) Place cherries in tall cocktail shaker, muddle. 2) Add orange juice (with 1 orange wedge), merlot, bourbon, maple syrup, and optional spices to shaker.
3) Muddle the ingredients again. Then, close cocktail shaker, and shake to combine. 4) Pour mixture over ice in short glasses. Top with garnish as shown below if desired.
5) Optional: add a splash of kombucha or sparkling apple juice.
This Yuletide Red Wine Cocktail makes for the perfect holiday cocktail to serve to friends and family.
Muddling means to press with a spoon or a tool called a muddler to extract the juice. Keep the cherries once you've muddled them!
Lightly sweetened with maple syrup, these holiday cocktails let the fresh cherries and oranges steal the flavor show!
For the perfect holiday garnish, add a fresh orange slice, cherry, and small sprig of evergreen for a little extra taste of the Holidays.
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