Monday, January 30, 2017


The Bishop belongs to the clerical "Monkish" class of cocktails like the Cardinal, the Abbey, and the Cloister that usually use French spirits and fresh juices. Bishop is unusual in that it is a red wine cocktail and therefore very much weaker.

I've never seen a Bishop drink, but mixing juice and wine is very much the thing among priests, it seems. One in particular used to top a glass of lemonade with merlot. The Bishop is more sophisticated. It calls for cabernet sauvignon or full bodied red wine. Apothic Red fits the bill.
  • 2 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 4 oz. cabernet sauvignon or full bodied red wine
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • lemon slice
  • orange slice

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