other drinks, red wine, hard
1 Gallon Container
1 Large Pot
1 Brewsy Bag
Approximately 1 gallon of Tropicana grape juice (or similar store bought grape juice)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 ounce brewsy red wine
1 and 1/2 ounce Cuban rum
1/4 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
Lime Wheel for Garnish (optional)
For Your Wine
For Your Simple Syrup
For Your Cocktail
To Make The Bishop
If you're not using the container your juice comes in, pour one gallon of grape juice into your container.
Pull up the sweetness calculator, and decide how sweet you'd like your juice.
Using the values from the sweetness calculator, pour out some juice (you can save it to backsweeten with later) and add your sugar. Then, shake it all up!
Open your brewsy bag and pour the contents in. Seal your juice again and shake well.
Apply the airlock, then leave your container somewhere dark and warm (75-80°F is best) for 3 days.
After 3 days, move it to the fridge for 48 hours. You can remove the airlock and set the original cap on top of your drink. Be sure not to tighten the cap!
After 48+ hours in the fridge, your yeast will have fallen to the bottom of your container.
Now, carefully "rack" your wine by pouring it off of the sediment into a different container. You can discard the sediment at the bottom — you won't want it in your final product. Then, pour a glass and give it a try!
Store the rest of your wine in the fridge, with the bottle cap still on loosely.
If you see sediment start to build up again after several days, you can rack it again. As it ages, the taste of your wine will keep on getting better.
To Make Your Syrup
Add water and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat.
Stir continuously until all sugar is dissolved.
Let it cool, then transfer to a tightly-lidded container (may be stored in the fridge for up to 1 month).
To Make Your Cocktail
Combine your rum, brewsy wine, lime juice, and simple syrup to your cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously until mixture is completely chilled.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass of your choice.
Garnish with lime wheel, if desired. Cheers!