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Cocktails 101: Prickly Pear Pisco

After a conversation about Pisco cocktails with a friend who recently celebrated her birthday, I was inspired to make a new Pisco cocktail and name it after her. The possible permutations and combinations for a cocktail are of course endless. And that’s what makes mixology so fascinating. But my style is to make recipes accessible and to focus on simple… Read more →

Cocktails 101: Strawberry Pisco Forever

Strawberries are in season now (yes!), so it’s the right time to make this Strawberry Sour cocktail that is fruity, sweet, light, and bright — perfect for a summer day. And since one of my goals this summer is to explore local farmer’s markets, today I picked up some beautiful strawberries from the Mission Community Market. The inspiration for this… Read more →

Cocktails 101: Coffee Piscotini

This cocktail is a great example of a modern day Piscotini — a family of Peruvian Pisco cocktails that rival the classic Martinis and Cosmopolitans. As recommended by Gaston Acurio, all you need is some coffee infused Pisco, simple syrup, and lime juice to enjoy a truly aromatic and refreshing cocktail. At once sophisticated and caffeinated, this cocktail is best… Read more →