Posts Tagged ‘Port’

White Port & Tonic: The Summery Spritzer Drink

Whereas visiting the Douro area of Portugal, the place all of the grapes for all Portuguese Port wines are grown, I uncover a lighter different to the —in any other case scrumptious— purple Ports.

For a summery day within the Douro Valley, the place temperatures can get fairly excessive, for sure white port and tonic cocktail is extra refreshing than their purple and infrequently fairly candy and tannic counterparts.

A great way to drink Port wine, and benefit from the style of Portugal, with out the load and the red-stained enamel!

So, how will we god about making ready a White Port & Tonic Cocktails?

There’s hardly any cocktail preparation that’s less complicated than this!

White Port & Tonic Substances:

  • Ice as wanted
  • 1/four cup white Port (60 ml)
  • 6 Tbs. tonic water (90 ml or say 1.5 occasions the amount of white Port)
  • Lemon or lime wedge for garnish
  • Mint Leaves to style

How one can put together White Port & Tonic?


  • Fill with ice cubes, a wine glass (ideally in case you’re wino and you continue to wish to scent and style higher) or a cocktail glass
  • Add the white port first
  • High with the tonic water as indicated above, however pour to style actually!
  • Stir to combine
  • Garnish with a lime/lemon and mint leaves – You’re Accomplished!

Observe: the white port and tonic cocktail pictured above was ready with Dow’s white port, which labored fairly nicely. It’s comparatively gentle, full of honey and tropical notes, not too candy.

However listed here are some options (hyperlinks to the vineyard’s web sites white port pages):

Taylor’s Positive White Port

Graham’s Additional Dry White Port

Churchill’s White Port Dry Aperitif

Quinta de la Rose Additional Dry White Port

Lagavulin – Port Ellen Maltings

Lagavulin – a place of pilgrimage for many adorers of this quintessential Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. But before the malt whisky comes the malt – in this case, famously imbued with the memorable aromas of Islay’s peat. The malted barley for Lagavulin, and for several other Islay distilleries, is created just up the road, at the Port Ellen Maltings. It’s rarely open to the public, and even then, many parts are off-limits to visitors. So the visit you’re now invited to make is a privileged ticket to areas that most people have never seen – where the operators themselves can explain how we make the malt that makes some of the world’s most famous Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.