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White Port and Tonic

This is the signature cocktail at the vineyards of Taylor Fladgate in Portugal, where the drink is called the “Chip and tonic,” after the winery’s classic white port, Chip Dry. It’s very light and refreshing, particularly in summer. Try this drink with a little spread of Iberian appetizers, like boquerones (marinated white anchovies), Marcona almonds, and grilled cipolline (small, flat onions) and fennel.

Ingredients:

  • Ice as needed
  • 1/4 cup white port
  • 6 Tbs. tonic water
  • Lemon or lime wedge for garnish

Directions:

Fill a double old-fashioned glass with ice. Add the white port, top with the tonic water and stir to mix. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately, with a swizzle stick, if desired. Serves 1.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Friends, by Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm (Oxmoor House, 2008).