Tim Harris, owner of the Manhattan Cricket Club, loves making mulled wine during the holidays. Not only is it a warming drink on its own, but it’s also a great seasonal substitute for vermouth in cocktails. While classic mulled red wine is the perfect way to put a festive spin on a Manhattan, Harris’s yuletide take on the Martini calls for a mulled white wine that’s made with the same spices as Christmas pudding. Harris recommends using a London Dry Gin that’s heavy on the juniper to fill the cocktail with the seasonal aroma of pine needles.
- 2.5 oz Gin
- .75 oz Mulled White Wine
- 2 dashes Orange bitters
- Lemon twist
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir approximately 50 times.
Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass.
Garnish with some candied citrus or a lemon twist.
Contributed by Tim Harris