While kicking back on a beach in Portugal, who wants to think about complex cocktails? Simplicity is as much an ingredient of luxury as is the blue of the Atlantic and the light tan of the clean Portuguese sands. Thus, one requires a simple and refreshing cocktail, popular in Portugal - White port and tonic.
Port wine is produced today on the banks of the Duoro River, and dates back to the 2nd century B.C. when the Romans arrived to conquer the area, as was their motive in the region. Today, any adventurer can relax on the beach, drink the wine with tonic, ice and an orange slice, and feel like a conquering Roman soldier.
White Port and tonic
Fill a glass with ice
Pour I part port wine
2 parts tonic
Garnish with a slice of organge
- Michael Alpiner
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