BarSol Quebranta Pisco and the Sol de Oro

February 9, 2009

I never get tired of mentioning that I first discovered pisco on a trip to Peru. It was also in Peru that I discovered my other love, Peruvian horses. Imagine my delight when a bottle of BarSol Quebranta Pisco arrived for review. Not only was it a pisco, but it featured a logo of a […]

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My Journey with the Pisco Sour

February 6, 2009

I can trace my love of mixology through the evolution of my standards for homemade pisco sours. Like many Americans, I first discovered this delicious quaff on a trip to Peru. I had one every chance I could get, and picked up a bottle of acholado pisco at the duty free, along with some packets […]

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If I Could Only Have 10 Bottles

August 21, 2008

Over at Kaiser Penguin, Rick has posed a challenging question: If you could only have 10 bottles of alcohol, what would they be? You have to name brands, and you must include vermouths if you want them. They are, at least, infinitely replenishable. I tried to focus on my favorite cocktails, and favorite categories of […]

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June 17, 2008

Our Spring has been quite cool this year in the Pacific Northwest. We did have a gorgeous weekend, so my thought are turning to Summer cooling drinks. Tonight I decided I would will the sun to come back by making something tasty. I opened up David Wondrich’s wonderful Killer Cocktails and came across the Piscadora. […]

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Damn Good Pisco Sour

January 29, 2008

In celebration of find a proper bottle of Peruvian pisco for sale in a Bellevue, Washington state liquor shop, I made Pisco Sours last night. Those made en el Norte can’t ever be right because we don’t have the right limes here, but I found the store-bought limes to work fine. You can’t get the […]

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