Happy Friday! I am very excited about today’s cocktail recipe that I found on Pinterest. A classic spin on The Diablo, this recipe uses Pisco in place of blanco tequila. The timing could not be more perfect, as I recently purchased two cases of Pisco Portón for the bar I manage and have been anxious to whip up some delicious cocktails. If you are not familiar, Pisco is a colorless or yellowish-to-amber colored brandy produced in winemaking regions of Peru and Chile. It was developed by Spanish settlers in the 16th century out of the need to concentrate alcohol volume in order to transport it to remote locations. Since it is distilled from Muscat grapes that are only grown in South America, this unique spirit creates magic when blended in cocktails.
I experimented with this cocktail today and just as I expected, it yielded a beautiful blend of flavors.
Tequila lovers will enjoy the version of El Diablo and it is the perfect cocktail for a warm afternoon.
I am anxious to mix up some beautiful flavors with my bottle of Pisco and will be sure to share my creations.
- 1.5 oz Pisco
- 1 oz Creme de Cassis
- 1 oz lime juice
- Ginger Beer
- Thyme sprig (garnish)
- In a shaker filled with ice, combine Pisco, Creme de Cassis and lime juice. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime and sprig of thyme. Enjoy!