Port in a Storm

May 30, 2011

Hurricane season is upon us and so is an interesting drink-creating contest. We figure it’s okay to mix the two.

First the Sandeman Mix It Up challenge: There are a lot of contests out there, but very few of them have an entry bar as tasty as “make up a cocktail,” or a prize as incredible as a five night trip for two to Portugal, a visit to the world-renowned Sandeman Cellars and a tour of the city of Oporto. June 15 is the last day to enter the Sandeman Mix It Up challenge. Enter your original cocktail recipe using Sandeman Founders Reserve port through Facebook.com/SandemanPort, where you can also find more details about the competition. Cocktails will be judged on taste, creativity and originality.

Now for the Storm: We uncovered some rather tasty Port-based cocktails that will hold up to just about any weather. Why not start with these:

Chicago Fizz
Dawn Chorus
Golden Girl
Happy New Year
Port Side
Vernal Equinnox

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