If you ask us, port wine doesn't get enough love as an ingredient in cocktails. It's all about vermouth, vermouth, vermouth! But this fortified wine can add exceptional depth to cocktails when used with spirits that can stand up the rich flavor.
We found just the spirit to do that. Corsair Barrel Aged Gin.
A local favorite distillery here in Nashville, Corsair has won awards and praise all over the world for their experimental distillations. A few years back, they decided age their already delicious gin in charred oak barrels that they had used to age their spiced rum. The result? Incredible. The process not only mellowed the flavors of the gin but added spice and complexity that make this gin the perfect balance to the port in this spin on a classic Princeton cocktail.
cocktail mixing glass
2 oz Corsair Barrel Aged Gin
1 oz port wine
lemon zest for garnish
Add the gin and port to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Stir it to chill before straining into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Express the oils from the lemon peel into the cocktail and drop into the glass for garnish.