The Drink To Enjoy This Summer

P&Ts – that’s port & tonics – have taken the London bar scene by storm, mainly thanks to their refreshing, crisp taste. A Portuguese classic, they’re one of the simplest drinks to make at home if you’re entertaining this summer. Enter Graham’s Blend No 5 – a new port designed to be teamed with tonic. Here’s everything you need to know.

Created in partnership with SYMINGTONS

The Spirit

If you’ve ever spent a sunny weekend in Lisbon or Porto, you’ll know a port & tonic is just the drink to reach for on hot afternoon. A fortified wine traditionally made in the Douro region of Portugal. forget visions of a deep, rich red port – white port is crisp and light and comes into its own at this time of year, especially when sipped over ice.

What Does It Taste Like?

For almost 200 years, Graham’s has been an independent family business producing the finest port. Its new Blend No5 is the first port to be made with mixing in mind. Made using Malvasia Fina and Moscatel Gallego grapes harvested by hand in Portugal before being cold pressed for maximum flavour, it’s a medium-dry spirit with fresh citrus tones and a touch of orange blossom – all presented in a fun, floral bottle. When served in a P&T, it creates a zingy, refreshing and more-ish drink – ideal for summer days and warmer evenings.

What Makes It Special?

Fruity and aromatic, the blend is a great alternative to gin or other spirits – and best of all it comes in at half the ABV (19%). Much lighter than a typical spirit and tonic or glass of wine, it makes for an excellent afternoon or aperitivo option on a sunny day, where you’ll get all the flavours of summer with only half the alcohol.

How To Serve It...

Ingredients
of Graham’s Blend No5
of tonic water (Fever-Tree Mediterranean goes especially well)
Method
Step 1
Serve over a glass of ice.
Step 2
Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint and slice of lemon.

Where To Buy It...

Intrigued? To give the blend a go and create delicious P&Ts at home, visit Harvey Nichols and use the voucher code ‘GRAHAMSHN’ at checkout for 10% off.

For more information, visit Grahams-Port.com

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