Telegraph's Henry Porter Recipe

Telegraph's Henry Porter Recipe

[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.

  • Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 1 minute
  • Total time:1 minute


  • 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)
  • 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.