There is no quicker way to the heart than through a good glass of wine or a creatively made cocktail. That's why, the unique NYC urban winery, Brooklyn Winery, is blending the best of both worlds into two wine-based cocktails to cure the lovestricken (or lovesick) heart. Infused with a custom "bouquet of flowers" simple syrup, each recipe features the winery's house-made Old Vine Zinfandel mixed with ingredients, such as Campari, Hibiscus-Rose Bitters, and candied rose petals.  

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces Brooklyn Winery Zinfandel
  • 1 ounce Hendricks Gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce "bouquet of flowers" simple syrup (see recipe below)

Bouquet of Flowers simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
  • 15 dried rose buds
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Preparation

Step 1:

Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass and stir over ice. Garnish with either an orange peel or edible flowers.

Bouquet of Flowers simple syrup:

Bring 1 cup water to boil then remove from heat. Combine all dry ingredients and pour boiling water over them. Stir until sugar is dissolved then cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and refrigerate until ready to use. Yields 8 ounces of syrup.