I’ve always liked the idea of making wine less formal and getting more creative with it. I was very happy the when Oscar Quevedo and Ryan Opaz invited us to invent a port cocktail whilst we boated down the Douro river, with only a bottle of white port, pink port, a few mixers and some foraged fruit and leaves.
Three teams battled it out, and here’s MY winning recipe (ok, i had some teammates)
So, my award winning port cocktail recipe is:
5 parts dry white port
1 part pink port
4 parts tonic water
A dash of freshly squeezed grapes (no pips)
A few foraged mint leaves
A healthy dash of lemon juice
A skewer of fresh mint and grapes to decorate
Beautiful, fresh, refreshing, not too alcoholic and different.
Recommended for drinking on a boat on the Douro