• Portugal's Easy, Breezy Aperitif Proves That Austerity and Self-Care Can Co-Exist

    1 month ago - By Vine Pair

    Porto tonico, a breezy combination of dry fortified wine and tonic water, is one of the world's great aperitifs. It's easy to make, fruity without being sweet, and gently refreshing.
    In Portugal, the early-evening cocktail is so widespread it almost seems compulsory. After work, you relax with a porto tonico. Going to the beach? Have a porto tonico. A dark tavern? Porto tonico. A white-tablecloth restaurant serving five-course tasting menus? Sirs and madams might want to start with a porto tonico.
    The idea that one cocktail could appeal to so many people in multiple settings might puzzle...
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