Lancaster House Bar Manager, Tom Chalmers, is passionate about port and introducing it to a wider audience. The premium Port, which lends its name to Lancaster House Sandeman’s Bar, is one of the stars on our restaurant menus, cocktail list and features in our port tasting evenings.
Tom shares four of our most popular port cocktails and explains how to make them …
Pour the port, vodka and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and shake vigorously for around 10-15 seconds (or stir in a large glass full of ice if you do not have a cocktail shaker).
Strain the mixture into a clean, chilled martini glass, leaving behind the ice which you can discard.
Garnish the glass with an olive or two, and enjoy!
Pour the Port, Triple Sec (or Cointreau), and Pineapple juice over lots of ice directly into a tumbler or rocks glass, and garnish with a slice of orange.
Muddle (gently crush) the lime wedges with the sugar in a tumbler or
rocks glass. Add the Sandeman white port and top up with crushed ice. Stir well with a bar spoon to ensure the drink is mixed properly.
Add the port, Chambord, gin and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with lots of ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds (or stir in a large glass full of ice if you do not have a cocktail shaker).
Strain into a tumbler or rocks glass full of ice, then top up with a splash of soda water. Garnish the glass with a lemon wedge and a raspberry.
Tom and his team will be more than happy to make any of these lovely cocktails for you, or one of your choice. Or what about a glass of Sandeman’s port by the fire, paired with some of our local Lancashire cheeses.