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the savior

The Savior Cup is a great way to redeem a lousy bottle of wine!

The Savior Cup is a great way to redeem a lousy bottle of wine!

You know when you take a chance on a reasonably priced white wine you’ve never heard of before only to be woefully disappointed by your spontaneous decision making? Well I have this happen quite often. It got me to wondering, how can I save this bottle of wine. The obvious is to use it for cooking, but adding shitty wine to a nice dinner is not the wisest thing to do when you’ve put all that time and effort into a meal. Finally, the other day I came up with a way to revitalize your shitty wine. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you –┬áThe Savior.

The Savior is not a cocktail but rather a “cup” because it is based on wine. “Cup. A beverage made with wine, usually iced, and with flavoring herbs.” – Francis Andrew March 1906

The Savior Cup
1 ounce ginger liqueur
3 ounces sauvignon blanc
1.5 ounces soda water
ice
garnish with cucumber, ginger and lemon or orange wheel.

Add the cucumber and ginger to the cup first. Next add the ice followed by the citrus wheel. Then poor the remaining ingredients over the citrus wheel. Its really that simple. Enjoy!