Craving to live that sweet life? Open up a bottle of dessert wine to enjoy after dinner tonight, and then spin anything unfinished into a cocktail for tomorrow night.
In the Princeton Cocktail, a crack at the exorbitant cost of tuition and painstakingly lengthy application process at the namesake university, Purple Café and Wine Bar in Downtown Seattle puts a local spin on this 19th century cocktail. The popular wine stop mixes local libations into many elements of its expansive menu, including wine into the cocktail bill of fare. No stranger to high price tags and marathon processes, this Port-style wine from Washington’s Brian Carter Cellars glows as a ruby accent to the Oregon gin.
The Princeton Cocktail
Recipe by Purple Café and Wine Bar
Makes 1 cocktail
2 ounces Ransom Old Tom gin
2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
¾ ounce Brian Carter Cellars 2013 Opulento
Garnish: orange twist
In a mixing glass, pour in gin and bitters, add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain in a martini glass. Drizzle the wine down the inside of the glass, where it will settle at the bottom. Garnish with orange twist.