After the Snow Cocktail

patagonia cocktail
After the Snow CocktailWilliam Hereford

With a base of pisco, a Chilean spirit distilled from the country's native grapes, the After the Snow, a fresh sour cocktail, can be found at the Awasi Lodge in Patagonia. Laced with celery and grapes, which are muddled and hidden under a drift of crushed ice, the drink has a brisk, vegetal note as fresh and delicate as spring's arrival.

After the Snow Cocktail
A refreshing pisco cocktail with muddled grapes and celery.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail
Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 seedless white grapes
  • One 2-inch piece of celery, plus one or two celery leaves
  • 2 oz. pisco
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 14 tsp. lime zest

Instructions

  1. Reserve 2 grapes and the celery leaves, and muddle the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Pour over crushed ice, and garnish with the reserved grapes and leaves before serving.