Food & Drink

Wine Cocktails for Autumn

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It’s no secret that some of the best drinks are served during the autumn season (apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes, yes please). But in addition to these delicious beverages, comes a number of cocktail selections made with Port wine. Lower in alcohol and with just the right amount of richness, it’s perfect for the seasonal shift.

Port wine is pretty versatile, and great as a unique drink for entertaining guests or to have with the start of a meal. Plus, there are a bunch of ways it can be served—Here, we share 3 recipes (all with awesome names) that you can easily make your own. Cheers!

1. First Wind (in reference to the definition of Siroco as a type of wind)

2 oz. Fonseca Siroco

¾ oz fresh cucumber juice

¼  oz agave nectar

Cilantro leaves

1 ½ oz Fever Tree tonic water

Prep: Muddle cilantro with agave.  Add cucumber and Siroco and shake.  Strain over fresh ice in a tall glass. Top with Tonic

Glassware: A tall slender glass

Garnish: Cucumber stalk

2. Murderers Row (a play on “27” in reference to the 1927 Yankees)

2 oz Fonseca Bin 27

¾ oz. Bourbon

1 oz. fresh Pear juice

2 muddled blackberries

¾ oz. fresh lemon juice

¼ oz. agave syrup

Prep: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake and strain into a chilled glass.

Glassware: Coupe

Ice: None

Garnish: Grapefruit peel and blackberry

3. Jack the Spy (in reference to a historic member of the Croft family)

1 ¼ oz. Rye Whiskey

1 oz. Croft 10 Year Old Tawny Port

½ oz. Aperol

Prep:  Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir thoroughly and strain over a big cube.

Glassware: Double rocks

Garnish: Wide lemon peel

Photos by Max Flatow Photography


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