The Deep Purple Cocktail

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The Deep Purple Cocktail
Courtesy of Noval Black

The Deep Purple cocktail.

Leave it to Jim Meehan of PDT to create the perfect fall cocktail. Using Noval Black Port, Meehan created a true port cocktail, using fall's best concord grapes, Lillet rouge, shiso, and cognac. While port can always be enjoyed as an aperitif or a a late-night drink, it adds a new level of dimension to your usual spirited cocktail. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 3/4 Ounce Tesseron Lot 76 XO Cognac
  • 1 Ounce Noval Black Port
  • 3/4 Ounces Lillet Rouge
  • 6 concord grapes
  • 1 shiso leaf


Muddle the concord grapes and shiso. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Shake and fine strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with pebble ice. Garnish with a shiso leaf. 

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.