Claret Lemonade

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 4 ounces Red Wine
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • .75 ounce Lemon Juice
  • wheel of Lemon (Garnish)

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a goblet over ice. Garnish with the lemon wheel.

This is basically lemonade, but with the interesting addition of red wine instead of water. Harry Johnson in his book Bartender Manual, 1898, called it Claret Lemonade and prepared it by filling a tumbler with crushed ice, filling it three-fourths full with lemonade, and floating the claret on top.