Imbibing Mr. Boston: Brandied Port Cocktail

IMG_7391So, where were we?  Oh yeah.  Brandy drinks.

The next one listed in the Mr. Boston index is the Brandied Port.  or I guess you could call it the Ported Brandy, as the ratios are exactly the same.  It’s a fairly simple drink, but absolutely spot on.  I love the depth that the tawny port adds, plus the touch of maraschino liqueur sweetens it up while at the same time giving it a slightly nutty character.  Lastly, the orange wheel serves a dual purpose.  Visually, it brightens the drink to a summery warmth, while at the same time giving a dandy perfume of orangey goodness.  I could drink a few of these no problem.  Enjoy!

Brandied Port
1oz brandy
1oz tawny port
0.5oz lemon juice
1 tsp maraschino liqueur
Garnish: orange wheel

Shake with ice and strain into ice-filled old-fashioned glass.  Garnish with orange.

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