• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 5 min
  • total: 10 min
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  • Summary

    The precursor to the Pimm’s Cup, the old Claret Cup employs a wine base to make a drink that is light and redolent of additions such as borage, cucumber, or strawberries. There are multiple recipes, but we like a simple one that modifies wine with just a bit of sherry (or even vermouth, in a pinch). Claret was what the English used to call wines from Bordeaux. Really, any red jammy wine will do—Cabernets or even Syrah, although a decent Côtes du Rhône or a Beaujolais is what we use most often. Don’t overthink it—use whatever fruit you’ve got in the fridge and see what you prefer. In fall, it’s lovely to grate a little nutmeg and cinnamon on top.

    Ingredients

    • 3 ounces red wine
    • 1/2 ounce sherry (preferably Amontillado) or sweet vermouth
    • 1/2 ounce orange curaçao (or triple sec if you like it sweeter)
    • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
    • 2 ounces soda water
    • Cucumber slices, for garnish
    • Orange slices, for garnish

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 121 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.03%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.05%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 96 mg 3.99%
    • Calcium: 8 mg 0.76%
    • Potassium: 123 mg 3.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 20 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.08%
    • Sugar: 18 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 11 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.05%
    • Vitamin C 9.13%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol1
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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