Monday, November 26, 2012

the colonial

2 oz Pisco (1 1/2 oz Encanto)
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse (1/2 oz)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)
3/4 oz Pineapple Syrup (1/2 oz) (*)
4 dash Peychaud's Bitters (3 dash)

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with pineapple.
(*) 2 parts pineapple juice to 1 part sugar. Mix until dissolved, and heat until reduced by a third.

Two Tuesdays ago, I picked an interesting Pisco Punch variation from a Tasting Table collection called the Colonial. The recipe was crafted by Micah Wilder of Black Jack in Washington, D.C., and it subs Yellow Chartreuse and Peychaud's Bitters for the classic's gomme syrup.
mich wilder black jack washington DC the colonial pisco cocktail
The Colonial offered up herbal aromas and anise from the Chartreuse and Peychaud's, respectively. The lemon and pineapple combined with perhaps the bitters to provide a cherry-like note on the sip, and the pisco, Yellow Chartreuse, and Peychaud's rounded out the swallow.

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