The Loser

At Tales of the Cocktail 2006, a cocktail festival held in New Orleans, Todd Thrasher entered the Bar Chef competition with this drink; although it's terrific, it lost. The drink now resides on the menu at PX. Cocktail Party

1 drink


  • Ice

  • 1 ounce pisco

  • 1/2 ounce Velvet Falernum (clove-spiced liqueur)

  • 3 ounces pineapple juice

  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce Black Pepper Syrup

  • 1 ounce chilled club soda

  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper, for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the soda and ground pepper; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Stir in the soda; garnish with the pepper.

Related Articles