Pisco Variations of Classic Cocktails

Classic Cocktails

From the days’ pre and post, Prohibition bartenders have created classic cocktails that eventually became the standard bearers for good drinking.  Beloved by many, replicable by all, these classics have stood the test of time and prove to be crowd pleasers over and over again.  Familiar and popular, these are the drinks that today every bartender worth their salt can execute. Pisco Variations of Classic Cocktails

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Andean Sidecar Inkan Margarita Count Pisco
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Peruvian Paloma Pisco’s Final Word Cucumber Collins
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Caravedo Summer Buenos Dias Mojadita

 

The introduction of Pisco into these recipes may be something new for the bar, but Pisco is an old hand when it comes to subbing in as the base spirit of the world’s greatest drinks.  It’s the clear choice for everything from stirred drinks like the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned or Negroni to light and refreshing cocktails such as the Paloma, Margarita, and Daiquiri.  The eight grape varietals that are tapped for Pisco production – Quebranta, Mollar, Negra Criollo, Uviña, Italia, Torontel, Albilla, and Moscatel – each have their own flavor profile which lends itself to complementing drinks originally designed with other spirits such as brandy, gin, rum, tequila, vodka, and whiskey in mind.

For example, take the build of a Manhattan and put Pisco in with that red vermouth instead of whiskey and you’ve got yourself an El Capitán.  Love a whiskey and ginger?  Pisco plus lime juice plus bitters plus ginger ale aka the Chilcano – gives you the same refreshing kick.  The list goes on and on when you explore what the world’s most versatile white spirit can do in a glass.