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Que Syrah Syrah Wine Cocktail

Syrah Wine Cocktail

A summery cocktail that echoes the fruitiness of sangria.

Wanting to create a summery cocktail that echoed the fruitiness of sangria, Sarah LM Mengoni tasted through all of the by-the-glass wines at Double Take in Los Angeles. “It was the flavors of black pepper and strawberry in the Syrah that I really honed in on,” says Mengoni, who made a fresh strawberry syrup and peppercorn-infused vodka to amplify the flavors. “The wine isn’t just the inspiration for this cocktail, it’s the backbone.”


  • 3 oz. Syrah
  • 3/4 oz. black peppercorn–infused vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. strawberry syrup
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:wine
  • Garnish:whole, fresh strawberry


Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into an ice-filled glass, then garnish.

Strawberry SyrupJuice fresh strawberries in a juicer (or pureé the fruit in a blender and press through a fine-mesh strainer) to yield 1 cup of strawberry juice. Combine with 1 cup of granulated sugar and mix until the sugar dissolves, then bottle and chill. Keeps refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Black Peppercorn–Infused VodkaCombine 10 grams (about 2 tsp.) of black peppercorns with 1 cup of vodka in a sealable glass container and let sit for 24 hours. Strain through a coffee filter and bottle for use.

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