The Story Behind The The Treaty of Tordesillas

The Treaty of Tordesillas was signed in 1494, dividing the discoveries in the New World between the Spanish and Portuguese empires. This cocktail honors that treaty by combining Fonseca White Port from Portugal with dry vermouth from Spain. This is a dry and spirit-forward cocktail that picks up its fruity notes from the white port, which delivers a nice backbone of almond flavor that wonderfully complements the Cognac. Serve it up in a coupe or Martini glass.

Ingredients

  • 34 ounce Cognac
  • 34 ounce dry vermouth
  • 34 ounce Fonseca White Port
  • 12 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Orange wheel garnish

Directions

  1. Combine the Fonseca White Port with the Cognac, vermouth, simple syrup and bitters in a cocktail mixing pitcher.
  2. Add ice and stir to combine until drink is cold.
  3. Strain into a coupe glass.
  4. Garnish by floating an orange wheel.
This cocktail honors The Treaty of Tordesillas, signed in 1494, by combining Fonseca White Port from Portugal with dry vermouth from Spain.