Easter Cocktail, Vin Brûlé, from Elisabetta’s

Vin Brûlé

Ervin Machado, the Beverage Director at Elisabetta’s (which is in West Palm Beach and Delray Beach Florida) can’t think of a better cocktail to celebrate Easter than a Vin Brûlé, which is basically an elevated form of a Sangria; a take on Sangria if you like, but from Italy. Machado says it is a very popular cocktail during the holidays. “I think it is only appropriate that we celebrate Easter with Jesus’s favorite elixir; it was a key component of his first miracle after all,” Machado said.

Here’s the recipe:

1 bottle Chianti
3 oranges sliced
1 lemon sliced
5 ounces brandy
5 ounces honey
1 whole cinnamon sticks
2 whole star anise
3 cloves

Directions: Add all the ingredients to a pot and cook for ten minutes over medium heat, stirring often. Allow to cool and pour into a pilsner glass with ice. Garnish with fresh fruit and a cinnamon stick.

Elisabetta’s is a highly acclaimed Italian restaurant. Known for homemade pastas, breads and pizzas, the restaurant’s menu offers a variety of fresh pastas made in house daily, steaks dry aged in house, salumi plates, fish from a wood burning grill, and fresh desserts and pastries, all made in house daily. It is a Big Time Restaurant Group restaurant.

Elisabetta’s serves dinner seven nights a week, lunch Monday-Friday, and brunch, on Saturdays and Sundays. Elisabetta’s Ristorante and Pizzeria is located at 185 Banyan Boulevard, West Palm Beach and at 32 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, visit Elisabettas.com.