DRINK No. 2 – Bishop Cocktail

We had a nice evening with friends last night, playing a few games of Holy Board (look it up on Google) in the backyard before eating wonderful squash-apple soup and a fantastic dish of organic vegetables and cheese wrapped in dough and baked for 40 minutes – a kind of pot pie.  We enjoyed it with white wine.  After dinner, we sat in the gorgeous evening air around a fire pit, listening to music, sipping scotch and bourbon and smoking fine AVO XO cigars.  A perfect night, beating the rain which didn’t start until after midnight.

Today the sunshine returned, and while Fall is in the air, today felt more like summer.  Tonight my wife is making fondue for dinner.  I thought to treat her to a variation of a typical summer drink – the Sangria (which she loves but rarely has).  The drink is called a Bishop Cocktail.  Here is the recipe:


  • 3 oz rum (I used Barcardi)
  • 1 oz red wine (I used TrumpeTer, 1999, a Melbec, because my wife will soon be traveling to Argentina with a friend)
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well.
  2. Strain into a chilled red wine glass.

Here is a photo:

Bishop Cocktail

Bishop Cocktail

My wife’s review:  Instantly reminded me of a Sangria.  Good choice for last waning days of summer.  Not my go-to drink.  A bit strong.  Needs to ice to water it down.



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