The Paysan

Poste • Washington, D.C.

This Penn Quarter brasserie was formerly the mail-sorting room of the D.C. post office; diners use the same entrance that once accommodated horse-drawn mail carriages.

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  • Servings: makes 6 drinks

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  • 16 ounces fruity red wine, preferably Pinot Noir
  • 8 ounces cranberry juice
  • 4 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 4 ounces Chambord
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces chilled Sprite
  • Thinly sliced lemon zest
  • Thinly sliced lime zest
  • Thinly sliced orange zest

How to make this recipe

  1. In a pitcher, combine the wine, juices and Chambord; refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Stir well and pour into ice-filled white wine glasses. Top each drink with 1/2 ounce Sprite and garnish with the zests.

Photo © Tina Rupp Published November 2005

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