Tag Archive for Pisco

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 →

The Oldest Pisco in the World

From my Brief History of Pisco in San Francisco post, you already knew that Pisco first arrived in the United States during the Gold Rush. But did you know that the oldest distillery in the America’s, Hacienda La Caravedo, was established in 1684? That makes it the oldest Pisco distillery in the world, and last Thursday night I had the… Read more →

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

The Pisco Sour is Peru’s National Drink. For a long time, it was believed that American bartender Victor Morris created the Pisco Sour at his bar in Lima during the 1920’s. But a recent discovery of a 1903 Peruvian cookbook shows a recipe for a pisco cocktail that hints at the origins of the Pisco Sour. I wrote about its… Read more →