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Gran Sierpe Pisco’s Iron Chef Cocktails


On June 28th, 12 Miami bartenders competed in Gran Sierpe Pisco’s “Iron Chef” mixology competition.  Contestants were tasked with creating signature Gran Sierpe cocktails using secret ingredients, which ranged from ponzu sauce to chocolate bacon to garlic.  The end result was some weirdly creative cocktails, with DJ Love of Mercadito’s coming out on top.

His winning drinks –

Tahini Surprise (pictured)

Egg white
1 lime, squeezed
1/4 inch scallion, chopped
3/4 oz demerara
1/2 oz Tahini Paste
1 chunk Pineapple
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
2 oz Gran Sierpe Pisco

Combine lime, scallion, demerara, tahini and pineapple; muddle thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients, dry shake.  Shake with ice and strain over fresh ice in old fashioned glass.  Garnish with fresh cut lime twist.

Ponzu Pisco

Egg yolk
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz demerara
1/2 oz Ponzu Sauce
3/4 oz Domaine De Canton
2 oz Gran Sierpe Pisco
3 oz Japanese Beer

Combine all ingredients except beer.  Dry shake.  Shake with ice and strain into champagne flute. Top with beer.  Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg and angostura orange bitters.

Written by Kevin Gray

1 Comment

  1. DDCLOVER · September 21, 2010

    FYI – The Canton drink was spectacular. Huge fan, obviously – more drinks with Canton should be made. Thanks for the great recipe!

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