Fortified wines including Sherry and Port were extremely popular in cocktail during the 19th century and many have been talking of a resurgence in the use of fortified wines in cocktails.
In case you missed it we've also listed three of the best Sherry cocktails but now for Port, a wine style that is often misunderstood yet is part of some delicious, moreish cocktails that are set to go down far too well this Christmas.
Rum and Port Flip
Curiously chocolatey, reminiscent of a black forest gateaux. If you are a fan of the luxurious Christmas flavours of Baileys then this could be the new one to try.
- Ruby Port 25ml
- Gold Rum 25ml
- Sugar Syrup 10ml
- Egg (white and yolk) 1
Shake hard and strain into a coupette glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Lazy Man Flip
Dangerously easy to drink this is lighter than the Rum and Port Flip, with Calvados bringing a cosy spiced apple element, the Port is toned down leaving strawberry and bramble fruit notes. Absolutely delicious.
- Ruby Port 40ml
- Calvados 20ml
- Sugar Syrup (1:1) 20ml
- Cream 20ml
- Egg Yolk (no white) 1
Shake hard and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Minty, minty, minty. If you’re in the Mojito band camp then this herbacious delight will be right up your street for a wintery alternative.
- Grahams Ruby Port 75ml
- Sugar Syrup (1:1) 5ml
- Mint Leaves 5 to 6
Shake and Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with 1 mint leaf.
Unbelievably reminiscent of Pimms, exuding wafts of dried orange, earl grey tea and spice. As the name suggests, this is a great cocktail to whet your appetite for an evening ahead.
- Tawny Port 37.5mls
- Carparno Antica Formula 37.5mls
- Sugar Syrup (1:1) 12.5mls
- Angostura Bitters 3 dashes
- Orange Bitters 3 dashes
Shake and Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a 1/4 orange slice on rim and Lemon twist.
This drink dates back to 1937, a simple classic with a little complexity added from the bitters, and the Port working well for an aperitif.
- Vodka 37.5ml
- White Port 37.5ml
- Angostura bitters 1 dash
Stir and strain into a Martini Glass. Garnish with an orange zest.
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