There's a reason this Byzantino sweet wine is sought after for communion. It's concentrated, musky flavor is one step away from ruby port. Sweet and heady, we prefer it in a less orthodox style. Combined with olive oil-washed gin and a little lime juice, it goes from your grandmother's communion sipper to a sultry aperitif.
- 1½ oz Nama Byzantino Sweet Red
- 1½ oz olive oil-washed gin (see recipe below)
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- ¼ oz ouzo
- Lavender sprig
- Combine the Nama, gin, lime juice, and ouzo in a shaker over ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with the lavender sprig.
To make the olive oil-washed gin: combine 8 oz of aromatic olive oil with 750mL of gin in a wide-mouth jar. Seal the jar, shake well, and allow to stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Transfer to a freezer and chill until the oil completely solidifies at the top of the jar. Gently remove the solidified oil with a spoon. Store the gin at room temperature.