Port and Tonic, a Nice Marriage?

Quevedo Reserve Ruby with tonic by you.

Quevedo with tonic

I probably have to apologize to those more conservative about Port. To those more liberal, I must confess and share my experience. I am not quite sure if this is the best place to talk about cocktails with Port, but as we promised to share all our wine related experiences in the Quevedo’s web, I cannot turn back now (though I hope my father does not read this!).

Well, last week we had some friends at our place and we handled a wine tasting before dinner. We had finished the dessert and we were wondering about what to drink next. It was a warm and very dry night. We started with wine and we wanted to finish with wine. Wasn’t 82 ºF enough to forget Port? No, not enough. I looked at the fridge and could find some cans of tonic. In the shelve there was a bottle of Quevedo Reserve Ruby almost full. Maybe you are asking yourselves “is not Portonic with dry white Port?”.

Are you sure you can drink tonic with a ruby Port? (someone asked me). Yes guys, lets put it together. Ice, a lot of ice, 2/3 tonic and 1/3 of Port, this order. My first impression was quite tough: this is not Port, is like a random cocktail I could find in the worst bar. I am killing my business. But then, maybe 5 seconds later, people started to say: “not bad”, “I could order this in a disco”, “ohh, it is cool”. And I also started to like it. We discussed for some time and we concluded that this could be a nice drink to young people.

I will try again!

Óscar Quevedo

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  1. michael grisley Saturday September 6th, 2008 | reply
    Oscar, Well, after experimenting with your combination, I came up with a drink of my own, as the Tonic was too much for some people here. Here goes, 1/2 Soda Water with plenty of ice, 1/4 Ruby Port, 1/4 High Quality Vodka, with a splash of Cranberry juice on top and stir.............it's a bit stronger than the your drink, but as we developed this in a bar one night, the people demanded a stronger drink. Either way, enjoy everyone!!
  2. Scott Tuesday December 16th, 2008 | reply
    I got this drink by accident while ordering a Tawny Port at the resort I was staying at in Mexico. Had a good laugh, and actually kind of enjoyed the drink.
  3. Ana Sunday May 9th, 2010 | reply
    Ja experimentei e adorei, mas tinha no fundo do copo uma lasca de fruta que infelizmente nao me lembro qual era, mas ficou muito bom e refrescante.
  4. Oscar Quevedo Tuesday May 11th, 2010 | reply
    Olá Ana, Não seria uma lasca de limão? O Porto era branco ou tinto? Normalmente utiliza-se mais branco. Quando estou num bar ou tenho amigos em casa e não que beber, muitas vezes opto pelo Porto Tónico!
  5. Ana Tuesday May 11th, 2010 | reply
    Oi Oscar! Era com tinto... e sim podia ser uma lasca de limão. Eu adorei o drink! E como bebo pouco e adoro vinho do porto, achei um drink super adequado pra mim - a nice marriage! Posso fazer com qualquer água tônica?
  6. Oscar Quevedo Tuesday May 11th, 2010 | reply
    Acho que se pode utilizar qualquer água tónica. Mas se encontrar alguma que acha que é recomendadz avise!!
  7. Ana Friday May 28th, 2010 | reply
  8. Antonella Tuesday July 27th, 2010 | reply
    Adorei, Usei água tonica antartica e vinho do porto Tinto Messias Ruby (Portugues), Coloquei em taças altas,ficou lindo e delicioso! Valeu a dica!
  9. Fabio Monday August 16th, 2010 | reply
    Estava procurando algo assim, queria suavizar o Porto e deixá-lo mais refrescante. Ficou perfeito pra mim. Viva o Porto Tonico !!!
  10. Anal Sex Toys Wednesday February 23rd, 2011 | reply
    It is a nice combo, but it would be better if the night was capped off with spending the night with that special someone.

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