The Story Behind The Perfect Port Daiquiri

Port wine is excellent in cocktails. To match the flavor profile of light, floral white port, I made a simple syrup using Demerara sugar to use in a variation on a classic Daiquiri. The sugar adds great texture and a bolder flavor to the drink. I then mixed it up even further, adding some rosé port to elevate the citrus notes and add a touch of berry sweetness.


  • 1 ounce white port
  • 1 ounce rosé port
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ¾ ounce Demerara syrup
  • 1 egg white


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake hard to chill and combine.
  3. Strain out the ice.
  4. Shake hard again to further emulsify ingredients.
  5. Fine strain into a coupe or cocktail glass.

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Updated: 2018-08-09

The Perfect Port Daiquiri