Pisco And Tonic

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As summer approaches, we recommend you add pisco to your repertoire of refreshing cocktails. Pisco is an exciting substitute for gin, vodka or whiskey and it can be mixed with a gamut of flavors. Explore its versatility by mixing pisco with a high-quality tonic. We guarantee the pisco & tonic will be your next go-to cocktail for hot summer evenings!

Pisco & Tonic

1.5 oz PiscoLogía Acholado

Top with Fever Tree Tonic

Serve over ice. Garnish with kalamata olives, citrus wheel or lime peel 

 

Tips for making your pisco & tonic:

  • The ratio of gin to tonic varies according to taste & strength of the pisco. Most recipes call for a ratio of pisco between a 1:1 to 1:3.
  • To preserve effervescence, pour your tonic down a bar spoon.

 

Works Consulted:
Hughes, Christopher. “Gin Dandy: Three Great Tonic Syrups for Your Summer Gin and Tonic.” Boston Magazine, Boston Magazine, 9 Oct. 2013, www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2013/06/25/gin-and-tonic-syrups/.

Pisco & Tonic – The Most Peruvian Cocktail

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Cinchona Bark

 

If you think the pisco sour is the most Peruvian cocktail, it may surprise you to hear that we think the pisco & tonic should be the flagship cocktail of Peru. Quinine, the ingredient that gives tonic water its bitter taste, comes from the bark of Peru’s national tree, the cinchona.

There are 23 species of cinchona plants, six of which only grow in the tropical areas of the Peruvian Andes. The Cinchona officinalis (quina in Spanish) is among those 6 species. Quinine from this tree is not only used to make tonic water, but it also has been historically used to treat malaria.

You can make your own tonic water by soaking cinchona bark in carbonated water. However, it’s difficult to find. Sadly, cinchona trees are in danger of extinction.

We believe the pisco tonic should be revered as the quintessential Peruvian cocktail. Tonic, made from bark from Peru’s national tree + pisco + ice =  the most Peruvian experience in a glass!

 

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Pisco y Tonic

1.5 oz PiscoLogía Acholado

Top with Fever Tree Tonic

Serve over ice. Garnish with kalamata olives & lime peel 

 

 

Sources:

Cortijo, Roberto. “Peru in Danger of Losing Its National Cinchona Tree.” Phys.org, 18 Oct. 2018, phys.org/news/2018-10-peru-danger-national-cinchona-tree.html.

 

Riepl, Martin. “Quina, El Casi Extinto Árbol Medicinal Del Escudo De Perú Que Pocos Patriotas Conocen e Inspiró El Gin Tonic .” BBC News Mundo, BBC, 28 July 2017, www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-40744976.