This tropical cocktail is made with the colorless South American brandy called pisco. It has a tropical edge thanks to passion fruit and mango, and ends with an unexpected kick: muddled jalapeño lends it some serious fire. Developed by the pisco brand Gran Sierpe, it was served at the 2011 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala in New York City.
- ¼ inch slice jalapeño
- 2 basil leaves
- 2 oz. Pisco, like Gran Sierpe
- 1 oz. passion fruit puree
- ½ oz. mango puree
- ¾ oz. fresh lime juice, from half a lime
- ¾ oz. agave syrup
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the jalapeño and one basil leaf. Combine remaining ingredients in the shaker, and fill with ice. Shake vigorously; strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the remaining basil leaf.