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Port Wine Negus
Port Wine Negus: an 18th century cocktail named after its creator.


For 1 person
7 cl port wine
1.5 cl lemon juice
1.5 cl simple syrup
5 cl boiling water
Grated nutmeg

How to make

👉 straight to the glass / 🥃 toddy / 🍹 long drink (15cl) / ⏱️ 4 mn
  1. Pour the simple syrup directly into the glass then the port wine.

  2. Grate a little lemon skin in the glass.

  3. Complete with strained lemon juice then boiling water.

  4. Sprinkle with grated nutmeg.


The Port Wine Negus is a hot cocktail whose recipe was already published in the first cocktail recipe books in the 19th century.

The recipe, however, goes back much further because it was Colonel Francis Negus (1670-1732), an English army officer and politician, who was at the origin of this drink.

⚠️ This original recipe makes this cocktail rather lukewarm, Cocktail Mag recommends warming it up a little using the steam nozzle of the coffee machines (for professionals).

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