Looking for a Christmas cocktail to keep you warm this Winter? Try Any Port in the Snow…
As the name suggests, it’s heavy on port (wine that’s both more flavorful and has a higher alcohol content). Slightly sweet, with a little kick at the end, tawny port makes a nice Winter libation.
Any Port in the Snow is also loaded with quintessential holidays flavors like cloves and orange–an irresistibly fragrant mix that always recalls the holidays for me. A mild scotch delivers a larger kick on the tail that warms from the inside out.
The flavor profile is not unlike mulled wine or even red sangria. However, this is a cocktail that both soothes and packs a punch. So, please be forewarned and enjoy responsibly.)
Perhaps, best of all, Any Port in the Snow couldn’t be easier to make, which makes it ideal for entertaining. Here’s the recipe…
1 oz mild scotch (I used Pig’s Nose)
2 oz tawny port
handful of whole cloves
You can either infuse the port with a handful of cloves for 24 hours prior to serving or simply throw 3-5 cloves in each drink. Then, mix the scotch and port, using a 1:2 ratio, stir gently, and add an orange peel as a fragrant garnish.
Ice is optional. I prefer this warming drink at room temperature.