I may have a slight obsession with port, which does go back before my visit to the wonderful region, but was certainly reaffirmed during my time there. It’s amazing to sip after a great meal, or any time really, but obviously it also makes a great modifier in cocktails.

See below for four easy Port cocktails to make: perfect for an appetizer or sipping after dinner.


Port wine, Foseca, Porto, cocktail

Photo: Natalie Migliorini

White Port and Tonic

Recipe:

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to highball glass with ice
  2. Stir then garnish with grapefruit peel

Port cocktail with Croft Pink Port - Rose Honey Gimlet

Croft Pink Honey Gimlet

Recipe:

  • 1 ounce Croft Pink
  • 1 ounce Gin
  • ¾ ounce Lime Juice
  • ¾ Honey Syrup

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Double strain into a coupe glass
  4. Garnish with lime peel

Betsy Ross Port Cocktail with Fonseca Bin 27

Betsy Ross (Credit: Difford’s Guide)

Recipe:

  • 1.5 ounces Fonseca Porto Bin 27
  • 1.5 ounces Cognac
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice
  2. Stir to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Double strain into glass
  4. Garnish with orange peel

Port Boulevardier cocktail recipe with Croft Port

Port Boulevardier

Recipe:

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice
  2. Stir to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Double strain into a glass
  4. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and grapefruit peel
Author

Beautiful Booze’s Natalie Migliarini is one of the most influential voices in cocktails today. She’s passionate about cocktails, education, empowerment, and sharing her journey with others through her drinkable moments around the world on her Instagram @BeautifulBooze. She has a particular aptitude for discovering unique and inventive approaches to conceiving exceptional concoctions and occasions. She began her journey as a home bartender, yet has advanced over the years and developed additional specializations, including cocktail styling, journalism, social media consultation, event bartending, and more. Natalie made the decision to leave her comfortable career in 2013 to pursue her passion for cocktails full time. It all started while she was hosting dinners and parties at home: she was developing creative cocktails for her friends and family, and her guests kept inquiring about the recipes. Just like that, Natalie started Beautiful Booze, for her friends to easily access her recipes and re-create their favorites. She has a book coming out on August 25, 2020 Beautiful Booze: Stylish Cocktails to Make at Home.

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