Cocktails

I write about Pisco because it’s in my blood. I had my first taste four decades ago, and I make cocktails using classic and modern techniques. These drinks are inspired by the cocktailculture in Lima, San Francisco, New Orleans, London, Florence, Macau, and Tokyo.

Sours

Pisco Sour Nikkei
A Japanese-Peruvian Pisco Sour variation where the Pisco is infused with nori seaweed using the sous-vide technique
The Sumac Sour The Sumac Sour
An exotic Pisco Sour variation with Pisco, Sake, and a French aperitif wine to honor the singer & Inca Princess, Yma Sumac
Sakura Sour
Sakura Sour
Pisco & sweet cherry blossom tea celebrates Peru, Japan, a ship, a flower, Spring, and fleeting beauty
Tusan Pisco Sour
Tusan Pisco Sour
A fusion of Chinese & Peruvian cultures, ingredients from Macau & Pisco from Peru
Habanero Pisco Sour
Habanero Pisco Sour
A Spicy Version of the Classic Cocktail
Yerba Mate Pisco Sour
Yerba Mate Pisco Sour
A Pisco Sour made savory with yerba mate syrup
The Paddington Sour
The Paddington Sour
Pisco with Orange Marmalade in honor of Paddington Bear
Mardi Gras Pisco Sour
Mardi Gras Pisco Sour
A sour with chicory, coffee, chocolate, and bourbon to celebrate Mardi Gras
Peruvian Whiskey Sour
Peruvian Whiskey Sour
A story about how the Whiskey Sour became more Peruvian
Pisco Sour
Pisco Sour
The National Drink of Peru

Punches

Xmas Pisco Punch
Xmas Pisco Punch
Thyme syrup, burnt Rosemary, and Prosecco in this Xmas punch variation
Pisco Punch, Born in San Francisco
Pisco Punch
Born in San Francisco during the Gold Rush days of the Barbary Coast
Kon-Tiki Punch Kon-Tiki Punch
A Pisco cocktail with tropical ingredients that connects Peruvian and Tiki cultures
Pisco Apple Cider Punch
Pisco Apple Cider Punch
A cure-all Pisco hot toddy
Pisco Milk Punch No. 1
Pisco Milk Punch No. 1
Pisco, Rum, and Sherry in warm spiced milk

Shaken

Pisco in the Time of Cholera Pisco in the Time of Cholera
Pisco infused with eggplant to pay homage to Fermina Daza’s tale of unrequited love
The Pisco Greyhound The Pisco Greyhound
A Pisco variation of the classic Greyhound but infused with orange, broiled grapefruit, mint syrup, & Peychaud’s bitters
The Last Days of Pisco The Last Days of Pisco
An imgagined Prohibition era cocktail, Pisco infused with rosemary, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino, and thyme
Tokyo Station Pisco Variation
Tokyo Station Pisco Variation
A Pisco variation of legendary bartender Hisashi Sugimoto’s signature cocktail tells the bittersweet story of a journey
Apricot Pisco Julep
Apricot Pisco Julep
A seasonal remedy for whatever ails you this Summer
Pisco Yerba Buena
Pisco Yerba Buena
An Imagined Mint Cocktail in The Mission
Pisco Fog Cutter
Pisco Fog Cutter
A Pisco cocktail inspired by the California classic Fog Cutter
The Saint and the Viceroy
The Saint and The Viceroy
An homage to Peru, New Orleans, and the Dominican Republic

Pisco Thyme
A Pisco cocktail made with thyme, an aromatic herb used in herbes de Provence

Stirred

White Pisco Negroni
Negroni Blanco de Pisco
A White Negroni variation with smoke
Comstock's Monday Night Special
Comstock’s Monday Night Special
A tribute to Pisco and Gypsy Jazz nights at Comstock Saloon
The Reverse Capitan The Reverse Capitan
A modern cocktail inspired by the Capitan and classic Manhattan using sous vide techniques to infuse the Pisco with orange and spices
Negroni Andino Negroni Andino
The classic Italian cocktail with Pisco & infused with the spirit of the Andes
Peruvian Vesper Martini
Peruvian Vesper Martini
This is what James Bond drinks in Peru
Pisco Dolce Amaro
Pisco Dolce Amaro
From Peru & Italy, a bittersweet tribute to Love with Pisco, spiced syrup, and Gran Classico

Built

Pachamama Pisco Spritzer
Pachamama Pisco Spritzer
Aromatic Pisco Italia, sweet strawberry syrup, crisp citrus, and a bubbly Cava bouquet
Pisco Chicha Tonic
Pisco Chicha Tonic
Pisco ✓ Purple corn superfood ✓ Quinine elixir ✓ 100% Peruvian medicine ✓
Pisco Coffee Tonic
Pisco Coffee Tonic
Pisco infused with coffee and served with tonic water
Chilcano — Pisco and Ginger Ale, Classic and 3 Variations
Chilcano
A classic Summer combination, Pisco, citrus, syrup, bitters, and ginger ale, served on the rocks