Fro-Zin Martini
Cocktail Recipe

The wild Fro-Zin Martini is from winemaker and journeyman builder, Jene Chapanar. His winery— J. Cole—is located in the wine country at Healdsburg, CA. Jene’s a regular at Willi’s Seafood restaurant, where he turned the crew onto the new-age martini after selling them his late-harvest dessert zinfandel, also called

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Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 ounces vodka*
2 ounces Late-Harvest Zinfandel*
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
lime twist for decoration
*Both Jene and Willi’s restaurant recommend Grey Goose vodka; any high-end vodka will do. Jene and Willi’s also recommend J. Cole Fro-Zin Late Harvest Zinfandel; any high-residual-sugar dessert-style zinfandel will work. In a pinch any late-harvest red wine will work, but NOT port or fortified red wines (wines with added alcohol). In a true crisis, you may substitute 1 oz. regular zinfandel and 2 oz. simple syrup.

Simple Syrup:
1. Combine the sugar and water in saucepan and heat over medium flame until sugar is fully dissolved. Allow to cool undisturbed.

1. Combine the vodka, Zinfadel, lemon juice and simple syrup in martini shaker over ice. Shake until mixture foams.

2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

3. Garnish with a lime twist.