Oaxacan Old Fashioned
A wonderful agave-based riff on the Old Fashioned 1.5 oz Tequila (reposado preferred but not required) 1/2 oz Mezcal 1 tsp agave nectar or 1/4 oz simple syrup Angostura Bitters Orange or grapefruit peel Add all ingredients except garnish to mixing glass Add ice and stir for 30 seconds Strain into glass with ice Garnish with citrus peel
Add some mild poblano liqueur to your margarita for a next-level cocktail 1 oz Tequila 1 oz Ancho Reyes Verde 3/4 oz lime juice 1/2 oz agave nectar Lime wedge garnish Add all ingredients to shaker and fill with ice Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds Strain into glass with ice Garnish with lime wedge
1.5 oz Pisco 0.75 - 1.5 oz sweet vermouth 2 - 4 dashes Angostura Garnish: Olive or cherry Note: Martinis and Manhattans are a very personal thing. While recipes often suggest 2 parts spirit to 1 part vermouth, from there it's up to the imbiber how much spirit-to-vermouth balance they want. Some people like a scant amount of vermouth and some like equal parts spirit and vermouth. The best thing to do with a cocktail like this is to make one, see how you feel about it, adjust accordingly, and then probably make a second ;-)
The iconic pisco drink 2 oz Pisco 3/4 oz lemon juice 3/4 oz simple syrup egg white Garnish: Angostura Bitters Add pisco, lemon, simple syrup, and egg white to the shaker. Seal and shake without ice (a dry shake) for 5 seconds to froth up the egg. Unseal, add two to three handfuls of ice, seal and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Unseal and strain into chilled glass. Garnish with a couple of Angostura dashes
Ginger ale or ginger beer bubbly Pisco beverage 2 oz Pisco 1/4 - 1/2 oz lime juice 4 - 5 oz chilled ginger ale or ginger beer Pour pisco and lime juice into a tall glass and add a small handful of ice cubes. Stir for 5 - 10 seconds to chill lime and pisco. Pour in 4 - 5 oz of your chilled bubbly beverage of choice. Gently stir to mix. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.