A blend of win­ter won­der

The Sunday Independent - - Lifedrinks -

WIN­TER desserts are great on their own and adding a sherry or port makes it just a lit­tle bet­ter.

The De Krans Orig­i­nal Espresso is the win­ter drink that brings to­gether two win­ter sta­ples – port and cof­fee.

Con­trary to its name, no cof­fee beans are used in the wine. The wine is ma­tured in heavy-toasted oak, leav­ing a cof­fee af­ter-taste.

As the cold sets in, this espresso with a kick can be paired with crème brûlée or other sweet win­ter desserts.

Pippa Pringle from De Krans says: “The beauty of port style wines is their in­cred­i­ble ver­sa­til­ity in where and when to use them… the idea of serv­ing port chilled, with crushed ice, or us­ing it as a cock­tail mixer (means) that port could in­deed be en­joyed through­out the year.”

The wine can also be en­joyed as a mar­tini, as shared by De Krans Bistro and Deli man­ager, Shan­non Botes.

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