“Generally, port has a round, comforting, viscous sweetness that can play really nicely with Sours, Bucks and Mules,” says Sarah Rosner, the head bartender at Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C. A healthy one ounce pour of tawny port in place of the traditional red wine will lend nutty and caramel notes.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “What the #$@! Do I Do with This? Port: What It Is and How to Use It.”
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce tawny port
Add the bourbon, simple syrup and lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a double rocks glass over fresh ice.
Slowly pour the port into the drink over a bar spoon held upside down, to float.
Give the glass a light swirl to move the port across the entire surface of the cocktail.