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Improved Dunlop

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“If you want to take a classic cocktail to the next level, substitute port in place of vermouth as your spirit modifier,” says Lulu Martinez, the director of events for Liquid Productions in Aston, Pa. This rum Manhattan uses a generous pour of tawny port instead of sweet vermouth. “[And] try utilizing white port the way you might a blanc or dry vermouth in a Martini,” she says.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “What the #$@! Do I Do with This? Port: What It Is and How to Use It.”



  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a coupe.

  3. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.