syrup. Here's a nice, straightforward way to use the stuff.
Nothing complicated; this is just a streamlined New York Sour, one of my favorite uncomplicated classic cocktails. This version handily integrates the red wine that would be floated on top in the original.
1 1/2 oz rye or high-rye bourbon (I used Wild Turkey 101 myself, if you're forced to use something 80-proof then bump up to 2 oz)
3/4 oz mulled wine syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice
Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. No, don't garnish - it's pretty enough on its own.