Okay they’re really not disco-inspired cocktails, but it was tough to resist the whole rhyme scheme. Absolutely abysmal wordplay aside, Pisco is indeed a wonderful South American brandy that is sorely under-represented in the cocktail world. Here are a couple of recipes courtesy of our friends over at Portón that are worth checking out and warming up with during these frigid winter months.
2 parts Portón pisco
1 part pomegranate juice
1 part tangerine juice
Sugar to taste
Pomegranate seeds for garnish
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
Grapes & Roses
Created by Gabriel Orta, Bar-Lab
1 1/2 parts Portón pisco
4 muddled grapes
3/4 part grape juice
1/2 part lemon juice
1/2 part simple syrup
1 light spray of rose water
1 tarragon branch for garnish
In a mixing glass, muddle the grapes and tarragon. Add Portón, lemon juice, simple syrup. Add ice and shake thoroughly. Strain over a chilled martini glass. Spray with a mist of rose water. Garnish with a rose petal and serve.
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