There was no Sherry in sight when the Coronation Cocktail caught my eye. Substitution is the mother of invention, so Sandeman Founder’s Reserve Port stood in place of actual called for ingredients.

Coronation Cocktail using Port - photo copyright Cheri LoughlinCoronation Cocktail

1-1/2 measure Sherry

1-1/2 measure Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth

1/4 measure Maraschino Liqueur

2 dashes Orange Bitters

Orange Zest Garnish

Combine liqueurs in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.

Definite port flavor with orange tones. Lovely, dry with deep aged fruit and nut feel. Rich in color and flavor.

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Coronation Cocktail