Looking for new ways to showcase fortified wines this fall?

We’re sharing four cocktails made with port, vermouth, sherry, and madeira to help inspire your next mix. We love using the dynamic flavors of these different spirits in the winter and we think you will too!

Elks Fizz cocktail

Elks Fizz

Elks Fizz

Provided by David Wondrich, Esquire, Photo Courtesy of The Thomas Collective

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz. Sandeman Porto Founders Reserve
  • 1 1/2 oz. Straight Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Superfine Sugar
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Egg White
  • 1 oz. Chilled Sparkling Water
  • 1 segment Fresh Pineapple

Preparation: In a mixing glass, stir sugar and lemon juice together. Add whiskey, port, lemon juice and egg white. Shake extra hard with ice and strain into a chilled small highball glass containing the sparkling water. Garnish with pineapple—perch it on the rim of the glass.


FreakShow

FreakShow

Freak Show

By Elizabeth Montana at Forgery

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 oz. Hibiscus-infused Elyx Vodka
  • 1 oz. Pimm’s
  • 1/2 oz. Rainwater Madeira
  • 1 1/2 oz. Bitter Lemon Soda
  • 1/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 Strawberry, Cut into Pieces

Preparation: Muddle a strawberry, then build ingredients in shaker. Strain over cobbled ice in a pint glass and garnish with sliced strawberries and lemon wheels.


Andalusian Buck

Andalusian Buck

Andalusian Buck

Courtesy of Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, Oregon

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Tanqueray No. TEN
  • 1 oz. Amontillado Sherry
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp. Demerara Syrup
  • Ginger Beer, to top
  • Lime Wheel or Peel, for garnish

Preparation: Place all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake until chilled. Top with 2 ounces ginger beer and strain into collins glass. Rocks and lime to garnish.


Alcoholic Martinez Cocktail with Gin Vermouth and Orange Peel

Classic Martinez

Classic Martinez

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Gin
  • 1 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur or Curaçao
  • 2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • Lemon Swath

Preparation: Shake ingredients together with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon swath.