I call this cocktail Soda de Vino Fume. It takes great advantage of the fruity/smoky dichotomy of very young (vino joven) Mexican Petite Sirah and serves it in a simple and refreshing wine and soda cocktail– made even more complex with the addition of cloves and mezcal.
Soda de Vino FumePrint This Recipe Total time Yield 1Source Inspired by La Escuelita, Baja, MexicoPublished
- 5 ounce very young Petite Sirah
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- medium ice cubes (as needed)
- 3 ounce club soda (or to taste)
- ½ ounce mezcal (optional)
Lightly crush the cloves and place them with the wine into the pint glass of a Boston shaker. Set the mixture aside about 10 minutes to infuse the flavors.
Fill the metal part of a Boston shaker 2/3 full with medium ice cubes. Pour the wine mixture (including the cloves) over the ice, then cap the shaker with the pint glass. Shake vigorously until well chilled; about 20 seconds. Uncap the pint glass and use a Hawthorn strainer to strain the liquid from the shaker into the ice-filled tumbler; it’s fine if bits of cracked cloves and shards of ice are included in the pour.
Add the club soda and mezcal (if using). Stir vigorously with a long handled bar spoon. Serve.