This is a refreshing variation on the classic Port Tonic cocktail. The low-alcohol sparkling sake (at 7 percent, about half the alcohol level of wine), with its crisp, dry taste and earthy, champagnelike aroma, balances the sweet white port.
Jason Wilson recommends using Moon Rabbit sparkling sake for the mix.
- Crushed ice
- 2 ounces white port, such as Taylor, Dow's, Ferreira or Sandeman brand
- 2 ounces sparkling sake, such as Moon Rabbit brand
- Twist of orange peel, for garnish
Fill an old-fashioned glass with crushed ice. Add the white port and sparkling sake. Squeeze the twist of orange peel over the drink (to release its natural oils), then drop it in.
From Derek Brown, general manager and sommelier at Komi in Dupont Circle.
Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.
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