The Fox Hunter Martini

Redd drink in a rounded martini, with an orange slice and cherry garnish
Photo by Meg Baggott / Styling by Julia Lea

Courtesy Lilly DeForest Campbell, head sommelier, The Milling Room, and Greg DeForest Campbell, wine server, Corkbuzz, New York City

Sommeliers Lilly & Greg DeForest Campbell enjoy experimenting with under-the-radar, wine-based cocktails, and they found an ideal vehicle for Port in this obscure libation. “The Fox Hunter Martini is a drink I was introduced to by Greg’s parents a few years ago,” says Lilly. “Its base is [usually] Bourbon and Madeira. Our variation features Bourbon, Port, sweet vermouth and a few dashes of Angostura bitters.” They recommend Dolin Rouge vermouth and Quinta do Crasto 2011 LBV Port here.

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  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • ¾ ounces vermouth
  • ¾ ounce late bottled vintage Port
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon twist, for garnish
  • Luxardo cherry, for garnish

In mixing glass, add ingredients and stir. Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with lemon twist and Luxardo cherry.

Published on April 7, 2019