Friday, June 24, 2011

Pisco Cosmo

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.


-The Hubs

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Pisco Cosmo

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

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7 Responses to “Pisco Cosmo”

  1. 1

    Debbie — June 24, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

    Love Cocktail Fridays!

    • Kristina replied: — June 28th, 2011 @ 11:17 am

      You should come down soon and join us! 🙂

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    Melissa — June 25, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    I stumbled upon your blog from Tasty Kitchen, after drooling over some plantain/chicken/brie…just pop the dang thing in my mouth yumminess. I’m SOOO hungry right now, can ya tell? I’ll be following your blog from now on, especially looking forward to Cocktail Friday, which we’ll be doing with our friends/neighbors as much as possible this summer!

    • Kristina replied: — June 28th, 2011 @ 11:16 am

      aw so glad you found us! 🙂

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    Katie — June 27, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    Yummm! I’ve been looking for a yummy cocktail including pisco – I’m intrigued to try it, but I haven’t been inspired as of yet!

    • Kristina replied: — June 28th, 2011 @ 11:16 am

      Try it out girl! 🙂

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    Anna — July 4, 2016 @ 12:03 am

    Thought you might be interested to know that Pisco is from Chile. 🙂

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