The Perudriver: A Cocktail with Pisco, Orange Juice, and Orange Liqueur
May 30, 2010
I was trying to create a cocktail for my seminar at Tales of the Cocktail using an orange liqueur, a sponsor of my session. After attempts at an Orange Negroni and Orange Absinthe Frappe that both failed, I came up with this way-too-simple and drinkable-as-heck cocktail, perfect for summer days and morning cocktailing. I really don't like the screwdriver as a cocktail, but I *love* this.
by Camper English
3.5 ounces fresh orange juice
1 ounce pisco
1/2 ounce orange liqueur (cognac-based)
Add all ingredients to an ice-filled glass and stir.
...closely related to the "sidecars" I've been drinking lately; much better with pisco than with french brandy.
Posted by: Addison | May 31, 2010 at 02:42 AM
Hmmm... would you humor me and try it out with a dash or two of angostura bitters and a half ounce of egg white. I think both would be great additions! sure wish I was going to tales (sigh).......
Posted by: Jake B | May 31, 2010 at 04:30 PM
Jake- I'm sure that will be great- like an Orange Julius.
Or as I'd call it, an Orange Perulius...
Posted by: Camper English | May 31, 2010 at 07:21 PM
Another proof that pisco is an extraordinarily versatile liquor. All formulas I have prepared with it work great, as long as you make pisco the predominant flavor. It's the purest spirit of Bacchus :-) All alcohol comes from pure grape juice. Nothing is added.
Where can I one get the orange liquor? BevMo?
Posted by: Guillermo | June 01, 2010 at 01:06 AM
Guillermo any brandy-based orange liqueur will work and should be available at any liquor store: Grand Marnier, Gran Gala, Royal Combier, etc.
Posted by: Camper English | June 01, 2010 at 09:24 AM
You're not the first I've heard sing the praises of pisco + orange. I'll have to try this.
Posted by: DJ HawaiianShirt | June 03, 2010 at 08:31 AM
I love that name Orange Perulius. Wasn't he a bartender/philosopher? Encanto will be out this week FYI!!!!!
Posted by: Walter Moore | June 07, 2010 at 12:17 AM