Courtesy Drew Hairston, beverage manager, Dirty Habit, Washington, D.C.
White Port’s light, refreshing flavor profile is a natural fit for warm-weather cocktails, says Drew Hairston of Dirty Habit in Washington, D.C. “[I really enjoy] a traditional Portuguese highball of white Port and tonic,” he says. The recipe below makes for a summer-perfect cocktail.
- 2 ounces gin, preferably Old Tom
- 1 ounce white Port
- 3 dashes of orange bitters
- 1 lemon peel
In mixing glass filled with ice, add ingredients and stir. Strain into chilled martini glass or coupe glass. Twist peel above drink to express oils.