The Pisco Punch is oldest cocktail made with Pisco known to mankind.
It was developed in San Francisco at the Bank Exchange Saloon, which opened its doors in December of 1853.
The original recipe was kept secret by all proprietors of the famed bar during its 67 years of existence. Yet, the credit for the cocktail's popularity is given to Duncan Nicol, the last owner of the Bank Exchange Saloon from the late 1880's until prohibition in 1920.
Nicol died in 1926, taking the infamous secret recipe with him. Yet, we have learned that it had some type of gum syrup, pineapple, citrus of lemon or lime, Pisco imported from Peru, distilled from Italia grapes and a secret ingredient.
2.5 oz BarSol Pisco Puro Italia
1 oz of simple syrup (preferably infused with pineapple)
1 oz of fresh lime juice
2 oz of pineapple juice
top with Ginger beer
In a shaker, mix all ingredients except the ginger beer.
Shake and strain into a highball glass with fresh ice.
Top with ginger beer.
Garnish with pineapple chunks and a Luxardo maraschino cherry