We visited the Merrion in Dublin for a couple of days last weekend. It was dry and sunny but absolutely freezing outdoors. Imagine our delight when a waiter there suggested that my daughter and I have a Hot Port each to help thaw us out.
Any Hot Port I’ve ever had consisted of Port, sugar, and a slice of lemon studded with cloves, so we were surprised when ours arrived with a thick slice of Orange and a Cinnamon stick for stirring. I have to say it was absolutely delicious, the orange and cinnamon really change the flavour.
Naturally, having pondered if we could feel our toes again, or whether we should have a second one for the sake of our health, I thought of passing this discovery on to Eating for Ireland readers. To those of you out there who may be ‘persuaded’ into the occasional Hot Port at this time of year, I’d definitely recommend that you try this method. Let me know how you find it..
I’m not going to insult you with ingredients, method etc., but here’s a picture.. and you can add a little sugar if you like 😉