This drink was given to us by author and former Gramercy Tavern managing partner Nick Mautone. He explains that the Pineau des Charentes is cognac that’s been blended with the juice of just-pressed grapes within hours of leaving the press. Both a red and a white variety are available. Find it online at K&L Wine Merchants. Crème de cassis is black-currant liqueur.
This recipe was featured in our 2006 Killer Apps menu.