Pisco Cocktails

Pisco—a white spirit made from fermented grape juice—is wonderfully flexible when it comes to mixing cocktails. With new and exciting piscos flooding the market, mixologists are discovering the spirit's potential. Home bartenders, too, will find it intriguing in a classic pisco sour, substituted for vodka in a Tom Collins, swapped for tequila in a flowery margarita, or mixed into something completely new.

The Shaman
The Shaman
Leo Robitschek, bar director of The NoMad restaurant in New York City, pairs smoky mezcal and cinnamon syrup with floral pisco and fresh pineapple juice for this layered, tropical-style drink.Ingalls Photography
The Lumberjack
Apple preserves and maple syrup add sweetness and body to this pisco cocktail from New York City mixologist Niccole Trzaska. See the recipe for Lumberjack »Ingalls Photography
Saffron and Cider
Saffron and Cider
Exotic saffron bitters and apple cider add warm, earthy flavor to this pisco cocktail created by Litty Mathew of Greenbar Craft Distillery in Los Angeles.Ingalls Photography
Pisco Sour
Pisco Sour
This 1920s Lima classic is topped with a frothy egg white. See the recipe for Pisco Sour »Ingalls Photography
Orchard and Vine
Orchard and Vine
This elegant pisco cocktail comes from Meaghan Dorman of New York's Raines Law Room.Ingalls Photography
Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa
Hibiscus, a Christmastime flower, adds holiday spirit to this fruity drink. See the recipe for Santa Rosa »Ingalls Photography
Getaway Car
Chris Lowder, bar manager at The NoMad Bar in New York City, pairs pisco with bourbon, gingery falernum syrup, and an herbal Italian liqueur for this frothy autumnal cocktail. See the recipe for Getaway Car »Ingalls Photography
Bizarre Love Triangle
Bizarre Love Triangle
Pear liqueur enhances pisco's subtle sweetness in this complex libation from Matt Belanger, a bartender at Manhattan bar Pouring Ribbons.Ingalls Photography