We’re calling it. The next big spirit you’ll be seeing on cocktail menus is pisco. (Find out everything you need to know about it in our essential pisco primer). While it’s primarily been used in two cocktails throughout its history (the Pisco Sour and Pisco Punch), the white, grape-based spirit is much more versatile than you would ever think. Here, three fantastic out-of-the-box pisco cocktail recipes from Pisco Latin Lounge in San Francisco.
This slightly savory, sweet-tart cocktail is best with a floral pisco made primarily with aromatic grapes (Italia, Muscatel, Torontel or Albilla) like Macchu Pisco’s La Diablada.
1 1/2 ounces pisco
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce lime juice
3-5 basil leaves