We wanted a red wine cocktail that blended with our beautiful flake salt. It evolved into a mildly sweetened night cap with Australian Shiraz, Cyprus Salt Flakes, and a touch of Chambord. Warm and cozy, this beverage is perfect for curling up with a good book next to a blazing fire. The spices will gradually unfold as they rest in your glass.
1 star anise
3 tiny Cacao Nibs (optional)
1 tsp Chambord liqueur
6 oz. Shiraz wine
Place a small amount of salt on a plate or saucer. Place a layer of water in another saucer and lightly dip rim of a glass in water just to kiss surface. Dip red wine glass in salt to rim all around. Place the star anise and cacao nibs in bottom of glass and pour Chambord over the spice. Add the wine, but do not stir. Enjoy!