Joana, Farah Trading Co's content blogger here - with a cocktail recipe ready for your weekend plans!
Port Tonic is one of my all-time favorite Portuguese cocktails. It’s something I order when I’m out and something I do when I’m home. I love it so much that it was the signature drink at my wedding here in Leira, Portugal.
Port Wine is deeply associated with holidays, desserts and colder weather. You drink a little glass after a meal with something sweet or a nice cheese and it’s a bomb of unctuous deliciousness but its potential doesn’t end there and it can be perfect in the summer as a cocktail too!
It’s super quick and easy to make and it looks spectacular on the glass, besides tasting delicious of course! We like to use our Quevedo White Port here at
I’ve been doing many different versions over the years with lime or strawberries for summer versions or even pomegranate and cinnamon for a Christmas take. It works out great every time!
Since this week is my wedding anniversary, I will simply share the version we served that day with you and you can make it at home too!
Easy Port Tonic with an Orange Twist
Joana Rute Carmo
Port Tonics are one of my all-time favorite cocktails. It’s something I order when I’m out and something I do when I’m home. I love it so much that it was the signature drink at my wedding.
This version rocks a twist of orange peel and mint leaves - one of my favorites!
1/3 White Port
2/3 Tonic Water
1 Orange Peel
Grab a glass you really like (it can be almost any glass). Pour ice cubes in it and drain any residual water.
Pour the white port and add the orange peel without any white part in it (that’s the bitter part, we only want that citrus feel).
Now gently press the mint leaves so they release their essence and flavor and add them to the glass, now gently tilt your glass and pour the tonic.
Mix it around once and enjoy!