Monday, May 13, 2013

Drink This: Pisco Punch



Pisco is a late 16th century brandy made from the grapes that originated in the Viceroyalty of Peru.
The punch was then invented by Duncan Nicol at a bar named Bank Exchange at the end of the 19th century, in San Francisco. 
 One writer of the day wrote "it tastes like lemonade but comes back with the kick of a roped steer."
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Long story short: Make this pronto. 
It involves some prep, time, elbow grease, and whatnot, but it is soooooooooooo worth it. That's 12 "o's" worth of so-ness. 
Meaning: Make this pronto. 

My first encounter with Pisco Punch at the Pegu Club in New York City had me falling head over heels in looooooooove.  

Again, with the "o's"

P.S. If you're a lightweight like me, you might want to dilute this recipe a bit...or you'll literally be falling head over heels. *



>>>PISCO PUNCH<<<


Ingredients

Pineapple Pisco
1 750-mL bottle of Pisco Capel
1 pineapple
Lime Syrup
2 limes
16 oz. simple syrup, chilled
Grapefruit Syrup
1 white grapefruit
16 oz. simple syrup, chilled 
Punch
750 mL pineapple-infused Pisco
8 1/2 oz. lime syrup
8 1/2 oz. grapefruit syrup
12 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Pineapple Pisco
Cut pineapple into chunks, and put into a covered jar. Add bottle of Pisco. Cover, shake to agitate, and refrigerate for 3 days. Strain and store in refrigerator.
Lime Syrup
Zest the rind of 2 limes into 16 oz. of cold simple syrup. Cover, shake to agitate, and refrigerate for 24 hours. Strain off zest and store in refrigerator.
Grapefruit Syrup
Zest the rind of 1 white grapefruit into 16 oz. of cold simple syrup. Cover, shake to agitate, and refrigerate for 24 hours. Strain off zest and store in refrigerator.
Punch
In large bowl, combine pineapple Pisco, lime syrup, grapefruit syrup, and lemon juice. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Place ice block into bowl before serving. Garnish chilled cocktail glasses with pineapple leaves. 


Enjoy! 






*I ended Mother's Day laying on the hardwood floor at midnight, singing those Auto-Tune the News songs. All of them. 




xoxo


{Bon Bon}

4 comments:

Michaela said...

Don't have to tell me twice! Looks delish and refreshing!

Leah Rife said...

Wow, that looks totally worth the work! Perfect for the warm weather.

Megan Lane said...

oh my, this sounds delightful! happy belated mother's day!

Justina L said...

That looks so good!!

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