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The Reunion

“The Reunion” is a sangria based cocktail incorporating natural herbs and spices during a family setting style serving. Prepared in a pitcher and served in a wine glass. This is a family recipe from years and generations of family get togethers and reunions. With the blends of flavors and using the spirit of Makers Mark, this is a rendition that meets all cultural and taste notes.

Glassware: Oversized wine glass

Ingredients
  • 1 oz Pomegranate  (juice)
  • .5 oz  Lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz Sweet red wine  
  • 2.0 oz  Star Anise and cinnamon Simple Syrup 
  • 1.oz Sorrel Juice (Unsweetened Hibiscus juice  
  • 2 oz Makers Mark 
  • Float Prosecco Champagne to rim of glass.

Method: Mix all ingredients into a pitcher and stir until all ingredients are blended and chilled
Add ice to wine glass. Serving family style pitcher serve in wine glasses filled with ice.

Star Anise and Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Infuse equal parts water and sugar to boiling water with star anise and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil and allow to settle to allow infusion of ingredients giving you a rich taste of ingredients

Garnish: Garnishes with star anise and cinnamon sticks with dehydrated limes and lemon wheels. 

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Author: Black Restaurant Week

About Black Restaurant Week – Black Restaurant Week LLC is an annual, multi-city culinary movement celebrating the flavors of African, African-American and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. Black Restaurant Week partners with black-owned restaurants, chefs, caterers and food trucks to host a selection of culinary experiences aimed to expand awareness and increase support for black culinary professionals. The organization was founded in 2016 by entrepreneurs Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell and Derek Robinson. Connect with Black Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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