The Story Behind The Portside Martini

You can’t go wrong with a classic Martini, but sometimes even the classics need a bit of updating. Here we’re substituting Taylor Chip Dry White Port for dry vermouth to give this classic a more lively and fresh taste profile. The Taylor Chip Dry marries with the gin, brightening up the botanicals and providing a fruitier flavor profile. The cocktail is enhanced by a simple garnish of lemon peel, which brings out the citrus flavors in the port.

It’s a cocktail for all seasons that is incredibly crowd-pleasing, and dead-simple to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 34 ounces gin
  • 34 ounce Taylor Chip Dry
  • Lemon twist

Directions

  1. Combine gin and Taylor Chip Dry in a cocktail mixing pitcher.
  2. Add ice and stir to combine until cold.
  3. Strain into a Martini glass.
  4. Garnish with the lemon twist.
Here's a new take on a martini! We’re substituting Taylor Chip Dry white port for dry vermouth to give this classic a more lively and fresh taste profile.