The invitation said “get ready to release your inner Peruvian!”  Para ser bien honesto, until I received this invitation I did not realize there was an inner Peruvian in me to release.  But since Pisco Portón was offering me a free sampling of their product, my immediate reaction was “why not?!”  A couple of days later a pretty big box showed up at my doorstep.  Certainly that’s not Peru’s national spirit, Pisco in that big box, I thought.  As it turned out, it was!  I’m definitely very grateful to Pisco Portón for sending me such a hefty sampling of their product.

Pisco Porton

Getting ready to do all of the hard work.

So now we had to figure out how to best sample this spirit, in what cocktail combinations and all.  You know all of that hard work, jaja!  Well Pisco took care of this dilemma for us as well.  They sent us a pretty comprehensive list of mixed drinks to make with Pisco Portón.

Pisco Porton

It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it!

Everything from a “Mamacona,” with elderberry creme, to the “Ultimate Peruvian Margarita,” which also looked pretty tasty.  In the end, we settled for the “Pink Passion,” which called for Pomegranate juice, Tangerine juice, sugar and Pomegranate as garnish, along with the Pisco of course.

Pisco Porton

Of course it's not a real taste test without the naked trial run.

But first, I had to try the spirit así nomás solito!  This is when the real Peruvian in me started to come out, LOL!  The shot went down much smoother than regular Mexican tequila, and didn’t even require the sliced lime on the side.  A word of caution, however – the one shot was pretty strong.

Pisco Porton

Now, to do the real work... and make our mixed drink.

So we followed the very specific instructions on how to make our “Pink Passion” drink (the recipe is below) and prepared for the final tasting test.  It was really quite delicious… tasted just like the cocktails at some of the more swanky places I’ve been to.   ¡Ya saben cuales!  Where they charge you an arm and a leg for one single drink.  I’m too codo for that!

Pisco Porton

Ahora sí... ahh, the final taste test.

Would I recommend Pisco Portón?  Absolutely!  That’s not the free spirit delivery in me talking either.  I believe you might say, that’s the inner-Peruvian in me yelling “Pisco rocks!”  And to think… there are so many more variations of this drink to still test out.  ¡Ay, mejor me pongo a trabajar!

So here’s the recipe for “Pink Passion” using Pisco Portón:

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Pisco Portón®
  • 1 oz. Pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz. Tangerine juice
  • Sugar to taste
  • Pomegranate as garnish

How to Mix This Cocktail

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

This is not a sponsored post.  I received a free sample of this product from Pisco Portón.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions expressed are my own.