A festive Christmas cocktail

Our friend Joachim Boudens – sommelier and the owner of restaurant Hertog Jan – has created an exclusive festive drink for us to enjoy during the holiday season. Watch Joachim prepare the Porto Splash cocktail and learn how to make it yourself.

Porto splash

50 ml Graham’s Dry White Port
10 ml lemon juice
100 ml ginger & cardamom Schweppes Premium mixer
1 sprig of rosemary

Take a large wine glass and add ice cubes.
Add the port, lemon juice and tonic.
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.


You can first smoke the wineglass with dried rosemary.
Use a bottle of white port that hasn’t been open for longer than one week, as oxidised port wine has an unpleasant taste.
The lemon juice is for extra refreshment – the cocktail can be served without it.
Pour the tonic gently along the glass to preserve the bubbles.