Articles Tagged: pisco

Pisco Punch

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This famous cocktail came into being after the California Gold be due to the large amount of Pisco available in San Francisco.  Lima, Peru was the last stop on the trip around South America. This meant San Francisco bound ships were stocked with Picso along with prospectors and their gear.

Being a huge drinking town, it didn’t take long for San Franciscans to figure out want to do with that Pisco

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Star Spangled Punch

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This punch, created by Professor Dave Wondrich for Chilean Pisco, was designed to cool you off in the July heat.  Citrus and star fruit add bright complexity to every glass.

Didn’t know there was Chilean Pisco?  Didn’t know what Pisco is? Well it is a brandy from South America. Chilean Pisco is a spirit created by distilling wine made from grapes grown in the Coquimbo and Atacama regions of the country, fed with water that … Read more

Earth Day Pisco Sour

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As more and more distilleries open around the world, many are embracing the use of sustainable methods.  The week’s drink come to us from Pisco Portón, a Peruvian mosto verde pisco, committed to sustainability. It is made at the oldest working distillery in the Americas, Hacienda la Caravedo, a distillery that combines age-old Pisco making traditions with eco-friendly modern technology, including:

    A roof garden that naturally converts carbon dioxide emitted by fermentation into oxygen, reducing

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Firebelle Lil

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March is National Women’s Month.  We have asked one of our favorite female bartenders, Pipi Rae Diamond, to come up with a drink in honor of National Women’s Month.  Since we are in San Francisco, Pipi choose to honor Lilly Hitchcock, a 19th century San Francisco socialite who was the honorary mascot of the San Francisco Fire Department.  Lilly Hitchcock was a woman ahead of her time and was quite the firecracker.  If you ever … Read more

Nazca

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not make some rose petal syrup? It’s pretty easy and, well girls like roses. Who wouldn’t impressed with this rosey pisco cocktail from the folks at Pisco Portón.

Ingredients:
2 parts Pisco Portón
1.25 parts limoncello
1 parts rose syrup
2 parts lychee juice
Top off with sparkling water

Directions:
Combine all ingredients and fill with sparkling water. Garnish with an edible rose petal.

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Strawberry Pisco Sour

post iconStrawberry Pisco Sour, a fruity floral twist on a favorite …Read More

Pisco Portón Review

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The market for Pisco hasn’t been this good in the United States since prohibition started. Unfortunately for Pisco, prohibition all but killed Pisco (and Pisco cocktails) in the United States. Fortunately, Pisco has been making a strong comeback over the last decade One of the newest entrants, Pisco Portón is being brought to the market by the Hacienda La Carvedo, the oldest continuous operating distillery in the Americas, which has been in operation since 1684 … Read more

Papa Ghirardelli (SF Cocktail Week 2010)

post iconKick of San Francisco Cocktail Week with a Papa Ghirardelli cocktail …Read More

Argonaut

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2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the Gaspare Campari’s creation of the bright red aperitif we all know and love today. To celebrate, Campari asked some of the world’s great mixologists to do there thing and create some amazing cocktails (using Campari, of course).

The Argonaut was created by San Francisco’s own cocktail geek, Marco Dionysos. Marco used pisco, an SF staple, and Campari as the base of this tall refreshing cocktail, the drink is … Read more