The 12 Drinks of Christmas Starts NOW! Day 1: PISCO for a holiday of Monkey Business with a Kick.

Welcome to the first day of my annual 12 Drinks of Christmas series where I feature a different spirit, venue or brand every day for 12 days! This year I think marks my sixth year of doing this and y’all seem to like the cocktails because I see a lot of traffic on those posts.

Pisco is an interesting spirit. I have only tried one brand of this ever– (I know that this is criminal Rose Cohen. We need to fix that!)

Kappa Pisco (a brand from Marnier Lapostalle- the makers of Grand Marnier)

Pisco is a potent South American brandy with a significant history and an obsessive following. Pisco is exported from both Peru and Chile, and both countries claim to be the original producers of the liqueur. Pisco is made from only certain varieties of grapes, which are fermented and distilled into a potent aguardiente.

This is a sort of spirit that can be tested in place of other spirits. I am not saying it’s going to work all the time or even 50% of the time– however if you are willing to play along with testing new things– then Pisco is for you!

KAPPA Monkey Business

1 cup KAPPA Pisco

1 cup water

1 gallon milk (cold)

1 cup white sugar

1/4 cup instant coffee granules

20 whole cloves

5 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)

Gently simmer the cloves and cinnamon sticks in water until reduced by half (about 30 minutes). Add 1 cup of milk and heat to a simmer. Then stir in and dissolve the coffee and sugar. Strain the coffee mixture into the remaining cold milk, and discard the cloves and cinnamon sticks.

Stir in the KAPPA Pisco and vanilla extract.

Store in the refrigerator until well-chilled (about 4 hours).
Serve well chilled (do not serve with ice) in a high glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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