Day 81: Barnaby Lights

  • 2 oz pisco
  • 3/4 oz Aperol
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 barspoon kirschwasser

I inherited some Kirschwasser from William and Kim when they cleaned out the bar, so of course I wanted to figure out what the hell I could make with it. This also used another unusual and often ignored liquor, Pisco. I LOVED it! It was refreshing and fruity without being obnoxious. Dane said that he could imagine drinking a pitcher of this stuff by the pool in summer.

Day 71: Green Like a Fox

  • 3/4 oz blanco tequila
  • 3/4 oz pisco
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 green chartreuse
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 1/4 oz maraschino

Occasionally I like to try making something with a liquor I haven’t used in a while. This time I stuck my head into the cabinet and saw the bottle of Pisco.

This cocktail reminds me a lot of a Last Word, but the Pisco and tequila give it a slightly smoky flavor. Very easy drinking.

Day 26: Pisco Cup

  • 2 oz ruby port
  • 1 oz pisco
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • orange twist to garnish

I picked up some pisco on my last liquor store trip on a whim. While looking around for recipes today I found this one, which I wanted to try because it uses port. (I’ve recently started becoming curious about cocktails that use various wines.) I expected this to be sweeter than it was, but my guess is that the port I used was not as sweet as I am used to. The pisco gave it a sort of earthy sourness that surprised me. I look forward to experimenting more with pisco.