Hi Ho Cocktail

Golden drink in a coupe class, lemon twist at bottom
Photo by Meg Baggott / Styling by Julia Lea

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.

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  • 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.

Published on April 7, 2019