Telegraph's Henry Porter

[Photo: Roger Kamholz]

Telegraph's Henry Porter is quite the continental cocktail; this sweet, nutty, and aromatic concoction includes products from Spain, France, and the U.K. Well, plus a hit of Brooklyn-made orange cream citrate—for an American touch. (Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate is available online.)

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Telegraph's Henry Porter

About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
Active time:1 minute
Total time:1 minute
Special equipment:Mixing glass; snifter or tulip glass
This recipe appears in: First Look: Cocktails at Telegraph in Chicago


  • Rinse Vieux Pontarlier Verte Absinthe
  • 2 ounces Bodegas Grant Fino Sherry
  • 3/4 ounce Hayman's Old Tom Gin
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup (see note above)
  • Dash Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate
  • Lemon twist


  1. 1

    Rinse the drinking glass with absinthe and dispose of excess. Combine sherry, gin, simple syrup, and orange cream citrate in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into drinking glass. Squeeze lemon twist over the cocktail to express its oils and then drop into the glass. Serve.

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