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Eight Simple Cocktail Recipes Using Fortified Wine

Left: Julia Child Sherry Cocktail / Right: 10-Year Tawny Port, Photo by Meg Baggott, styling by Julia Lea

Fortified wine has a long history in cocktails. While the most well-known is vermouth, which is used in cocktails from the Negroni to the Manhattan, other types of fortified wine can also take a starring roll in your drinks.

Whether tawny Port, Madeira or sherry, you can get new life out of leftover bottles of fortified wine, and give cocktails a delicious upgrade not found with many other ingredients. Here are eight recipes to get you started.