Bacchanalian Cocktail

The Bacchanalian Cocktail is the essential homage to a god who loved to party.

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Koelen Andrews

This article was published on February 15th, 2019

Bacchanalian Cocktail

Sometimes you stumble across a word you didn’t know existed. But the second you learn of its meaning, you realize you’re about to add a permanent addition to your vernacular. You might, in fact, love this new word so much, that you even decide to make a new cocktail and name it after the new addition to your vocab. Thus, the word and adult beverage of the day: The Bacchanalian Cocktail, a badass drink named for a raucous dude.

Known by the Romans as Bacchus and by the ancient Greeks as Dionysus, Bacchus/Di was the god of all things crazy, illicit, and fun: wine, religious ecstasy, fertility, theatre, and ritual madness. Bacchus was one hellova fun deity to worship, and Bacchanalian is a word used to describe any event, party, or item he would have enjoyed.

In the spirit of the ancient world and the larger-than-life gods and goddesses they worshiped, make yourself a Bacchanalian Cocktail. The Bacchanalian Cocktail is the essential homage to a god who loved to party. You’re able to add this tasty drink to your repertoire and the word Bacchanalian to your daily life. Or consider hosting a Bacchanalian Bash! You learn something new every day.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 ¾ oz brandy
  • ¾ oz merlot
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz agave syrup

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a wine glass filled with fresh ice.

Bacchanalian Cocktail
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