By ProfPessimist
September 23, 2012
1 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

Author Notes: Today I came across an old drink recipe that I had scribbled in a notebook. Naturally I wanted to recreate it to see if I had any idea what I was talking about. Unfortunately, I was out of one crucial ingredient and had nothing I could readily substitute for it. But I was inspired by the basic pisco-and-fruit idea to strike out in another direction. Nobody would mistake this for a margarita but it has the same basic structure with some additions to deal with the fact that pisco tastes nothing like tequila.

The drink is powerful but it has a nice sweet-tart balance that I associate with a good margarita.

Makes: 1 drink

  • 1.5 ounces Pisco
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • .5 ounces Creme de Cassis (blackberry liqueur)
  • .25 ounces green Chartreuse
  • half Lime
  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Measure the pisco, Grand Marnier and blackberry liqueur into the shaker.
  3. Add the Chartreuse as you would a bitters - a few big drops is really all you need.
  4. Cut the lime into quarters. Squeeze one quarter into the mixer. Cut a slit in the other.
  5. Shake for 15 seconds and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with the lime wedge.
  6. Variations: Instead of blackberry liqueur, you could use some other fruit spirit like Poire Williams.

More Great Recipes: