Wine as a cocktail ingredient is nothing new. As Sother Teague, beverage director at NYC's Amor y Amargo, notes: "Wine already plays a major role in several classic cocktails. After all, the vermouth in your Manhattan is defined as 'aromatized, fortified wine'." But only certain wines can serve as a base, and not just the finishing touches to a spirit-heavy drink. Never afraid to be assertive, Cabernet Sauvignon is one of those wines. To prove it, Teague custom crafted these cocktails just for Thrillist... and we guess anybody reading Thrillist. Great, now we don't feel that special.