Your Peruvian Must-Have

You learn something new every day and today a little bird told us that it’s Peruvian Independence Day. Something that isn’t new to us, pisco. Pisco, or pisqu, meaning little bird in Peru’s native language, was popularized throughout the West Coast during the Gold Rush, and while Chile claims the spirit as its national drink as well, pisco is 100 percent Peruvian.

After three centuries, the Peruvian liquor is making a comeback nationwide, and leading the resurgence is Gran Sierpe Pisco. Dressed in originality, Gran Sierpe has been named the No. 1 exporter of Peruvian pisco and is precipitately gaining momentum in its quest to conquer the art of cocktailing. If you are looking for a unique and refreshing kick to your cocktails, then Gran Sierpe Pisco adds a seductive twist to the highly coveted spirit.

“Pisco has a long standing history of exports to the world, but just recently has the beverage become a popular alternative to more well known white spirits. Pisco has legs! It’s got loads of flavors and nuances,” Herbie Loebl, Gran Sierpe Pisco’s brand owner, says.

Loebl is the vice president of artisan brands, which specializes in high-end, handcrafted spirits, so if it isn’t the intoxicating grape brandy, reminiscent of tequila, that draws you in, then Loebl’s credible backing gives you another reason to have a shot at, or of, Gran Sierpe.

The zesty premium spirit has taken over South Florida’s trendiest spots such as The Florida Room at Delano South Beach and Living Room at W South Beach, and is pouring its chic libations in further markets, including California, New York, Texas, Illinois, and District of Columbia.

Gran Sierpe’s versatility is its drinker’s gain; Seduce the senses with a luscious mix of fruits and botanicals with one of the recipes below, or conjure your own tantalizing concoction. Whether you are celebrating Peru’s special day with ceviche and pisco, or dabbling in the Latin American born cocktail crazes, Gran Sierpe Pisco is always in good taste.

  • Sierpe Sunset – Served at Mondrian South Beach
    • 2 ounces Gran Sierpe Pisco
    • 3 Basil Leaves
    • Fresh Raspberries
    • ¾ ounce Lemon
    • ¾ ounce Simple Syrup
    • Splash of Mango Puree

  • Pisco Passion – Presented at W South Beach
    • 2 ounces of Basil Infused Gran Sierpe Pisco
    • 1 ounce of Pressed Lime
    • 3/4 ounce of Honey
    • 1 ounce of Passion Fruit Puree

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