Thanksgiving 'Wine'

aka daddy's "wine"...for when family is on the way for turkey day...
23 oz Bourbon (Overproof, Shy)
78 oz Pimm's No. 1 Cup
14 oz Cynar
1 ds Bitters, Angostura
2 dr Chocolate bitters, Bitter Truth Chocolate
1   Maraschino cherry, Luxardo (Generous Syrup)
Shake on ice, strain into vessel of choice - ideally a wine glass for incognito
The idea is a 'flat red wine' so ratios can be altered to taste....develop your own 'terrior' to get through the day!
It should pass for a wine in the glass to throw-off suspecting in-laws and kin about your perspective on the event
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christina in tacoma's picture

This is good. I used 1/4oz

This is good. I used 1/4oz cynar, and I used plain old Jim Beam instead of an overproof bourbon. My cherries are Amarena Toschi, and I didn't add extra syrup. I'd probably just leave the cherry out next time and go with a lemon twist instead. I don't know that my version would pass for wine, but it is a good use for the Pimm's I'm trying to use up.