1.5 oz Revel Reposado
0.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Spiced Red Wine Syrup**
Dry shake all ingredients. Add ice and wet shake. Double strain into a coupe and garnish with a dusting of cracked pepper.
* Spiced Red WIne Syrup
1 bottle full-bodied red wine (Malbec, Zinfandel, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Rioja)
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar, or to taste
1 teaspoon peppercorns, bruised
2 cinnamon sticks, broken
4 whole cloves
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a 12-inch straight-sided sauté pan combine everything and heat over medium high. Cook down the wine syrup, uncovered, until thick enough to lightly coat a spoon. Immediately turn into another container to cool down. Store and chill.