Friday, June 24, 2011
It’s Cocktail Friday!!! Give the hubs a warm welcome back:
Happy Friday, it’s finally here! OK, I’m not trying to brag, but Tina and I have it good. We work for awesome employers. I bet some of you out there need Cocktail Friday to drown the frustrations caused by your boss. We don’t have that problem. We both work for some awesome guys. My boss treats the office staff to lunch on Friday after a busy week. Tina’s bosses like to let off steam with their employees and family members at the bowling alley.
The other night after a few frames at the Lanes, Tina’s work crew and their families went out for dinner. Tina and I sat with one of her bosses and his lovely Peruvian wife. As we chatted it up, the topic of the blog and Cocktail Friday came up. They were asking what this week’s recipe was going to be and I honestly had no clue. That’s when I was enlightened; I learned about the national spirit of Peru… Pisco.
For all you other info-nerds, Pisco is a grape Brandy originally aged in pottery in a coastal namesake city. It’s slightly sweet smelling and for some scientific reason (I’m not a distiller), its flavor is very smooth and does not taste as strong as it is so be warned.
I did some research different cocktails made with Pisco. The Pisco Sour is a classic Peruvian recipe but it calls for an egg white and Tina is not a fan of salmanilla so I decided to attempt a Pisco Cosmo mash up. I figured that this tasty liquor would play nicely with fresh lime, sweet triple sec and tart cranberry. The result was incredible!
This cocktail is light and super smooth and tastes just right after a long day of work. Well, it was work that led me to Pisco and you can believe you’ll see it on display again in the future. Just remember, this little delight drinks more like a mocktail than a cocktail.
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
2 oz pisco
1 ½ oz cranberry juice
1 oz triple sec
1 oz lime juice
½ oz simple syrup
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Pour / strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime slice.
An original recipe by: The Hubs