Sip of the Day
June 24, 2021
Day #175 of the year.
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny Porto
My world was rocked when I discovered Pralines on a trip to Nashville 2 years ago. These delicious confections are a historic staple of southern desserts which gained popularity in the French quarter of New Orleans in the 17 and 18 hundreds. These caramelized pecans are made using a combination of brown sugar, pecans (which were native to the area), butter and milk. If you’ve ever had one, they’re hard to forget so I make vegan (I’m allergic to dairy) pralines at home using The Spruce Eat’s vegan recipe. If you’re going to indulge in anything this caramelized, I would recommend a tawny port to compliment the nutty, buttery flavors of your dessert. Fonseca’s 20 Year Old Tawny Porto is an affordable port that will be a beautiful match to the melt in your mouth Pralines. I hope you all try this at home and comment if you enjoy pralines and tawny port almost as much as I do.