Here’s a easy step into the New Year using a red wine base. There are versions of this drink using tequila, vodka, and rum, but in this New Year to Super Bowl hiatus a less challenging approach might be prudent. The port wine and cognac add elements of intrigue found in a new harbor.
Port in a Storm
2 ounces of a dry red wine
1 1/2 ounces red port
1/2 ounce cognac (brandy will do)
Pour all the ingredients into an ice filled mixing glass. Stir until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a large wine glass. Squeeze a tangerine (or orange) twist over the glass.
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