Month of Pisco at Intercontinental Hotel

The Consulate General of Peru hosted a cocktail event to launch the Month of Pisco at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney. During the event, Jason Williams, Group Bars Manager for the Keystone Group presented a cocktail masterclass to diplomats and guests.

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Jason Williams has recently spent a week at Ica in southern Peru, visiting Campo de Encanto Pisco distilleries and creating a bartenders’ blend. Pisco is distilled from grapes using specific grape varietals that fall into aromatic and non-aromatic categories much like terroir in wine. Learn all about Pisco here.

During the masterclass, he demonstrated three Pisco cocktails which can be found in most bars in Peru.

The Chilcano is a refreshing mix of Pisco with fresh lime juice topped with dry ginger ale. The Pisco Sour is an easy-drinking combination of Pisco, fresh lemon and lime juice, sugar, egg white, shaken with ice and topped with a couple of drops of bitters. The Maracuja Sour is a take on the Pisco Sour with passionfruit added.

Pisco cocktails will be available at the Intercontinental Hotel during the month of July.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.