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. —ProfPessimist