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Apple Cider in a Cocktail

It is still very cold at around the country and we need a drink that uses apple cider.

Manzana Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Pisco Portón
  • 6 oz.  Sparkling apple cider
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh lemon juice

 

Directions:

  1. In a shaker, add Portón, lemon juice, and ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a coupe glass and top with sparkling cider.
  4. Garnish with apple slices.

Pisco is a Chilean or Peruvian drink made by distilling grape wine into a high-proof spirit. Peru is the biggest producer of the clear beverage.

Pisco usually has hints of cinnamon, orange blossom, and citrus. According to one of the biggest makers of Pisco, Pisco Porton, the result is unique because “in its distillation, pisco must be made in small batches, crafted in traditional copper pot stills and left unaged or unaltered, meaning that not even water is added to the finished product. Pisco is distilled to proof, a rarity in a world where spirit makers distill to high alcohol levels and then add water to dilute to their desired proof.”

 

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