April 4, 2014 – The Republic Steakhouse
B & P
1 oz. port (tawny or ruby)
3/4 oz. brandy
Stir over ice cubes in an lowball glass.
I chose a tawny port, and Ryan used Warre’s Otima 10 year tawny. We figured a standard brandy would do, so Christian Brothers fit the bill. The port’s nuts, honey, and raisin roundness was bumped up with the brandy’s sharper, warmer spikes of the same flavors. This would be a great after-dinner sipper if you found port to be too much on the sweet side.
I love port, specifically tawny port, and often the Otima at The Republic. As such, this wasn’t a stretch for me to order. Port tastes like drunk raisins; add brandy and it tastes like hammered raisins that have to call a cab to get home. Mmm… tasty!