Summer long drinks with port wine, gin and other herbal elixirs

Sommer-Longdrinks mit Portwein, Gin und anderen Kräuter-Elixieren | Maître Philippe & Filles

It's summer and we enjoy the many long, balmy evenings on which we celebrate the otherwise un-Teutonian aperitif culture and invite the southern joie de vivre to us. We like to have a sparkling drop in our glass with Mediterranean finger food.

Of course, rosé, aperol spritz and a white wine spritzer always work. But it can also be a little more high-percentage. For example with some creative variations of the Gin Tonic: Do you already know the Portonic? This is a twist on the classic, replacing the gin with white port. Tastes excitingly different and is an absolute hit in Portugal.

Or how about a gin-seng tonic? There comes as a spirit the Dr. Jaglas Gin-Seng in a glass, i.e. gin with the power of the ginseng root.

For both drinks you basically only need 2 ingredients and some decoration, depending on your taste. Lemon, lime and cucumber go well with classics, but you can also experiment with frozen blueberries and raspberries.

The good mood will come naturally!

Ingredients portonic:

Ingredients Gin Seng Tonic:

Portonic and ginseng tonic, preparation

Portonic and Ginseng Tonic, Served

Portonic and ginseng tonic in glass close-up

Portonic and ginseng tonic, chin-chin!

And that was just the beginning! Also with Dr. Jaglas Artichoke Elixir and the Dr. Jaglas Golfer's ginseng elixir can be used to create interesting long drinks and cocktails. Here are a few ideas:

dr Jaglas cocktail menu

Here are our favorites in a slightly modified version:

Artichoke Royal à la Maître Philippe & Filles

dr Jaglas Stormy

  • 40 ml Ginseng Elixir
  • 20 ml dark rum
  • 1/2 lime, squeezed
  • Top up: ginger beer

And we also found a recipe for the white port wine: the CaipiPorto!

  • 6 cl white port wine
  • 4 wedges of lime
  • 2 cl sugar syrup or 2 tablespoons (brown) sugar
  • Crashed ice

Here's to a long, hot summer! Chin Chin!

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