The Gold Rush Pisco Craze

In 1849, during the Gold Rush Era in San Francisco, a gentleman named Duncan Nicol invented a mysterious cocktail called Pisco Punch that seduced uncountable souls in the city, including Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling. But Mr. Nicol suddenly died, taking his secret recipe with him to the grave. Since then, bartenders have tried to replicate the original "lost cocktail" recipe, but it will never be quite the same as during Duncan´s time...

Pisco Punch: the ingredients

60ml of pisco - 60ml of pineapple juice - 15ml of lemon juice - 15ml of orange juice - 15ml of simple syrup - Champagne - Mint leaves - An orange peel - 3 to 4 cloves - Ice

Pisco Punch: the recipe

1) Crush the cloves and put them in a shaker

2) Add the pisco, pineapple juice, lemon juice and simple syrup and 3 to 4 ice cubes

3) Shake firmly for 10 seconds

4) Pour the mix through a strainer into a highball glass filled with ice

5) Add champagne to fill

6) Squeeze the orange peel on glass rim and adorn with the mint leaves