Kyle Mathis is head mixologist at Taste by Niche in St. Louis, MO.
As it starts to cool down in St. Louis, I tend to drink darker spirits and cocktails such as Manhattans, but when I am in the mood for a citrusy cocktail this time of the year, a very spicy, bold cocktail like the “Red Road” is exactly what I want. The Angostura bitters and allspice dram make for flavors similar to mulled wine, and the grenadine and egg white brighten it up and smooth out the edges. I created the Red Road for a friend who said they like mulled wine as the weather cooled down.
1 oz. Rittenhouse Rye
½ oz. St. Elizabeth Allpice Dram
½ oz. Angostura bitters
¾ oz. Grenadine
¾ oz. Lemon
¾ oz. Egg white
Combine ingredients in shaker and dry shake. Then shake with ice and strain into large cocktail glass.