The Pisco Kit – Everything you need for our October 2015 subscribers kit

Our October kits are soon to be on their way to subscribers, so now it’s time to tell you a little more about what’s in this month’s kit, recipes and ingredients. If you’re not a subscriber, you can join now for just £24. If you just want to try this kit on its own, you can buy one through our shop.

To create your Pisco cocktails you will need:

  • Glassware
  • A shaker (check out our Mixologist kit)chuncho amargo bittters
  • A jigger (measurer)
  • Plenty of ice
  • 3-4 limes
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 1 orange
  • Soda water
  • 2 eggs
  • A TASTE Pisco Kit or the below ingredients


The Pisco Sour

This one needs a ‘dry shake’ first. Combine all the ingredients except the bitters into a shaker. Shake the hell out of it for 10-15 seconds (hold onto the lid and maybe do it over the sink) the idea is to froth up the egg white. After the dry shake you can add the ice and shake again. Strain the contents into a rocks glass and drop 3 dashes of bitters on the top of the foam.

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This is a longer fruitier drink and very refreshing!

  • 40ml Pisco (Italia is best)
  • 20ml Grapefruit juice
  • 10ml Fresh lime
  • 10ml Sugar syrup
  • 20ml Contratto Aperitif
  • Soda water
  • Slice of Grapefruit to garnish

Shake all the ingredients (except soda) together with ice, then strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with soda and garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a lime twist.

The Andean Negronito

  • 40ml Pisco (we recommend the Quebranta pisco)
  • 20ml Contratto Aperitif
  • 12ml Dolin Rouge Vermouth
  • Orange peel to garnish

We love a classic Negroni here at TASTE but this is a delicious alternative, with Pisco and softer bitters. Stir all the ingredients with ice, then pour into a coupe glass or an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with orange peel.

If you’d like to try these recipes and don’t have the ingredients at home then simply visit our online shop and get a Pisco Sours kit delivered to your door.


Alternative recipes

If you don’t have the kit or you just want to try some different recipes, here are a few more Pisco based cocktails:

Paddington Pisco

This ones delicious and definitely worth trying if you’ve got some marmalade sitting in the kitchen cupboard or even better some home-made marmalade!

Shake the Pisco, lemon juice, egg white, and orange marmalade in a shaker, without ice. Then add ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with 3 drops of Angostura/Amargo Chuncho bitters.

Mamas Pisco

A refreshing and fruity cocktail – a twist on a cobbler. You’ll need raspberries and mint for this one.

  • 50ml Pisco (Quebranta)
  • 25ml Fresh orange juice
  • 10ml Fresh lime juice
  • 10ml Sugar syrup
  • Raspberry to garnish
  • Sprig of mint to garnish

Pisco Thyme 

You’ll need to make your own syrup for this one, its really easy and we’ve got the recipe for making your own syrup already. Just infuse your syrup with a handful of fresh thyme for this cocktail.

  • 50ml Pisco
  • 25ml Lime
  • 50ml Thyme Simple syrup
  • Bunch of fresh Thyme to garnish


More on the Pisco Sours Kit…

pisco-sour-600x443What is Pisco?

The Pisco Sour – recipe and history

1615 Pisco Quebranta and Italia

Amargo Chuncho bitters

Contratto Aperitif

Dolin Vermouth


Image credit: Pisco Trail