Snake Eyes Cocktail

  • Serves

    makes One Cocktail


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


Step 1

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.

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