The Daybreaker Wine Cocktail

wine cocktailThis wine cocktail from P6 in the LINE Austin hotel combines the juiciness of sangria with the sparkle of a spritz. “The Daybreaker sits between the two,” says the hotel’s former beverage director, Brian Floyd. “I love lengthening a cocktail with a wine, and we chose a classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc because of its bright and lovely citric notes—specifically grapefruit.”

1 oz. Aperol
½ oz. gin
2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
2½ oz. Sauvignon Blanc
1 dash grapefruit bitters
Chilled soda water
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: rocks or stemless wine
Garnish: citrus twist or slice

Shake the first 5 ingredients with ice, then strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with soda, then garnish.

Brian Floyd for P6 at the LINE, Austin


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