My first experience with Pisco was a bit mixed – I liked the strong, smokey blast it brings, but wasn’t entirely crazy about some of the blends I worked on. But I beat on, anxious to find pisco a good home. Using some of the recipes provided by the Crafted Taste service, I made a Peruvian sidecar. Well, a double, if I have to be honest.
- 1 ½ oz Pisco
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- ½ oz orange liqueur
- ½ oz simple syrup
This was a good flavor with a kick — the lemon worked well and the sweetness tempered some of the harshness of the pisco. My only complaint was the mouthfeel. Now mouthfeel is hard to define, right? I imagine it depends on the mouth, but this drank almost acidic. I think if I were to make this again, I’d probably add an egg white, something to soften the blow. But it was a good step forward for pisco and me.