Cocktail Friday: The Siege of Lisbon

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 2:09pm

TheSeigeofLisbon_LizClayman_01We’ve all heard of champagne cocktails, and even wine spritzers. But porto — a form of wine that originated on the Iberian peninsula — isn’t all that familiar as a cocktail mixer. The sweetish wine mixes well with other liquors, though, as this recipe bears out.

1.5 oz. of Sandeman Porto Founders Reserve

1 oz. gin

3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

3/4 oz. simple syrup

Angostura bitters

Making it: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and top with ice. Shake to chill and dilute. Strain into a chilled rock-filled double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with an edible flower.

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