• 4 pitted cherries
  • 1.5 oz Merlot wine
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 2–3 tbsp fresh orange or clementine juice
  • 1–2 tsp maple syrup
  • ice
  • dash of cinnamon or nutmeg
  • lemon zest/peel


  1. Juice the orange. Muddle pitted cherries in tall glass. Keep the cherries once muddled.
  2. Add orange juice, maple syrup, Merlot, bourbon and mix. Stir with a handful of ice. Top with lemon peel and dash of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Why not pick up a bottle of WENTE VINEYARDS MERLOT SANDSTONE and try out this recipe today? And for that bourbon, we think a good choice would be WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON DISTILLER’S SELECT. Remember to tell us how you enjoyed this cocktail!

Recipe adapted from Cotter Crunch.

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