The New Easy for asking me to step behind the bar; to Otto von Stroheim of Tiki Oasis for his amazing tunes (the sound system is so nice at the New Easy - Otto sounded AMAZING!); to Timothy Childs and Shelley Alger of ORO Pisco for generously offering to sponsor the event and donating the delicious ORO Pisco Italia and ORO Pisco Moscatel; to Meryll Cawn for all of her help with ORO and making the trip over to help me drink all that delicious pisco; and to Paul McMillan and Christopher Guiao for photos. Speaking of which, here they are:
The menu for the evening:
ORO Pisco's generous offer of sponsorship gave me an even more delightful task - creating a custom cocktail with ORO Pisco. I was delighted to offer the Birdman's Passion.
In ancient Easter Island tradition, once a year the birdman
would swim across treacherous waters to a remote rock near the island
and retrieve a bird’s egg. Successful birdmen became tribal champions
for the coming year. This delicious cocktail of pineapple infused Oro
Pisco, passion fruit, and fresh egg with surely make you a champion
1.5 oz Pineapple Infused ORO Pisco Moscatel
0.5 oz ORO Pisco Italia
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 dash Amargo Chuncho Peruvian Bitters
1 oz egg white (approx. 1 large fresh egg white)
Dry shake, then shake vigorously with ice. Double strain into a single old fashioned or sour glass. Garnish with pineapple leaf, pineapple chunk and bitters design as desired.
With fresh ripe pineapple from Hawai'i, I infused the pisco for about 4 days before serving it. It was naturally sweet, fresh and delicious tasting. I highly recommend giving this cocktail a try!
Next up: a recap of the mouth watering Win Win Cocktail Competition, benefiting the Bartenders Relief Fund - stay tuned!
I'll see YOU there!