The Pisco Kid

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.


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