If you can't let go of summer's sparkling sangrias, here's how to mix one up at home.
Layer your drink with two wines, a liqueur, and a rum. Blending so many flavors and textures can be tricky, but it works if you choose well-matched spirits like smooth, caramel Gosling's Black Seal rum; fresh apple and melon notes from a Star Lane sauvignon blanc, and Dimmi Liquore di Milano, a liqueur infused with rhubarb, vanilla and peach blossoms, and blended with young grappa. It's wheat-based and 70-proof, which balances the sweetness.
The remaining ingredients bring together this cocktail: cinnamon agave syrup warmly spices the palate with an essence of autumn; a float of Steelhead pinot noir adds clean black cherry and plum, and a hint of cardamom. This pinot's short finish makes it an ideal capper.