Red Wine Suicide· GF (about two cups)

Did you drink “suicides” when you were little? A splash of every soda from the fountain at a fast food joint? Yeah, uh, me neither.

As a grown up experiment, or maybe just a flat-out childish experiment, I took a shot of every red on Table 310’s wine list and simmered them together into a syrup to serve over peanut butter pot de crème.

I’m sure wine professionals everywhere are now plotting my assassination. But guess what? It is freaking tasty. It’s like the ultimate grape. The HyperGrape Über Welch. All of these different grape varietals join forces, Captain Planet style, to make the ultimate Portrait of A Grape. One way you can do this at home is to save up bits of wine in a zippy bag stored in the freezer, saving up splash by splash, until you have enough. Or just use what you’ve got. Grenache makes an especially nice PB&…G.

pouring red wine syrup

Red Wine Suicide
13 ounces red wine
6 1/2 ounces sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt

In a medium sauce pot, bring the red wine to a simmer on medium heat. Continue to simmer until the red wine is reduced by half, about ten minutes. Then add the sugar and salt and simmer another 5 minutes, until the sugar is fully dissolved.

Serve, either warm or cold, over Peanut Butter Pot de crème with a few shortBREAD cookies on the side. Enjoy feeling like a six year old again. Albeit a very sophisticated one…

Alternately, this is terrific over ice cream or as a sauce for chocolate cake.


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Any questions?

Apr 06, 2012 ·  2:11 PM

just wondering…but would this work with a champagne or chardonnay? red wine is a bit too sweet for my taste..

 · MeringueLife · 

Apr 06, 2012 ·  5:38 PM

@MeringueLife, it definitely doesn’t work as well, the pH levels are different between red and white. Don’t be afraid of the sweetness, it is dessert after all. I’d recommend going to your favorite wine merchant and get some help in picking out a red that will suit your tastes.


Apr 06, 2012 ·  5:48 PM

thanks stella, i may try this with a nice cassis to go with a flourless chocolate cake..looks too good to pass up!

 · Cake_control · 

Apr 07, 2012 ·  1:41 PM

@Cake_control, I just realized I called this cake earlier. LOL. I meant to say, it is dessert after all! At work, I make it with a ton of different wines, which rounds the flavor out and gives it a nice balance. You’ll have to report back, I’m curious to hear how it goes with the cassis!


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Nov 14, 2017 ·  4:49 PM

Would it be possible to use Port or Madeira in the mix?

 · Sarah · 


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