Thursday, November 30, 2017

mucho picchu

1 1/2 oz Macchu Pisco
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a flute glass, top with Champagne (2 oz 90-Plus Cellars Prosecco), and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I selected the Death & Co. Cocktail Book for the evening's refreshment. There, I was drawn to Joaquin Simo's 2008 sparkler, the Mucho Picchu that appeared like a cross between a French 75 and a Hemingway Daiquiri with pisco as the base spirit. Once prepared, the Mucho Picchu greeted the nose with a grapefruit and nutty cherry aroma. Next, grapefruit and wine on the carbonated sip led into earthy pisco on the swallow finishing with Maraschino's nutty fruit note.

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