If you’re not familiar with Pisco, it’s a
Peruvian brandy. This ultra premium white spirit is made from grapes that
aren’t completely fermented, which gives it it’s distinct fruit taste and
aroma. Judy, our mix master from St. Felix, says her brand of choice is Portón, which has 15 pounds of grapes in each
bottle. Try this sipper at your next cocktail party— its inspired by the classic, but with a twist that you and your guests will love.
RECIPE: Pisco Old Fashioned
Yields 1 cocktail
2 oz Pisco (Judy recommends Portón)
2 dashes of grapefruit bitters
2 dashes of angostura bitters
Peel slice of orange
Peel slice of grapefruit
½ oz. simple syrup
In a chilled Old Fashioned (rocks) glass, combine
the ½ oz simple syrup, then add the two kinds of bitters.
Combine all the ingredients in a chilled Old
Fashioned (rocks) glass
Smash ice with back of bar spoon
Peel an orange and a grapefruit with a vegetable
Squeeze the zest over the glass to release the
oils in the glass. Then, carefully hold a match over the zest for a few seconds and rim the glass
with the orange zest.
Stir with bar spoon for 10 seconds, clockwise- be sure to hold the
bar of the bar spoon parallel to the side of the glass while stirring