5 Cocktail's by Pisco Bar you seriously need to try!
They've always said that is a marriage of the Spanish hot bloodedness and the poised, chic ambiance that you’ve come to expect in a cool bar. And actually, yes, it's after dinner when Pisco Bar acquires its unique character that attracts yuppie expats, trendy locals and international travelers for social gatherings, enjoying outstanding cocktails and live music performances, and dancing with some of the trendiest DJs in Kuala Lumpur.
There cocktail menu has been crafted by Leonie Tan, one of the founders, choosing high quality ingredients—good liquor, fresh-squeezed juices, and (often) house-made bitters and infusions.
From the delightfully simple "Nice and Sloe" to the unorthodox "Salted Coconut Expresso Martini", Pisco Bar's new cocktail have been designed to take you on a roller coaster of tastes. So take some time to pick the perfect match, then sip, close your eyes and be seduced by some of our Signature Cocktails (their unique Peruvian and Spanish Tapas is not bad either!)
Read on to delight in five of their popular cocktails, the history behind them and how each one is made!
Jalapeño Pisco Sour
Pisco Bar are proud to be -probably- the first ones to introduce Pisco Sour in Malaysia, when Pisco was not even available from local suppliers. This time, we've twisted the recipe and created the Jalapeño Pisco Sour: a classic cocktail paired with non-traditional jalapeño chili peppers.
The jalapeño, an undeniably Mexican staple, packs some lip-smacking heat to this cool, sophisticated cocktail. It is a spicy winner, for the fusion of the syrup into pisco yields a great flavor profile with consistent results.
The Ingredients: El Gobernador Pisco, Housemade Jalapeño syrup, Lemon, Egg white
The Directions: Add pisco, lemon, jalapeno syrup and egg white to cocktail shaker. Dry shake to emulsify egg white. Throw, then add ice cubes and vigorously shake for 15 seconds. Serve in coupe glass.
Salted Coconut Espresso Martini
When a British top model walked into a London bar in 1984 and asked for a drink that could wake her up and 'beeeep' her up, the famous Espresso Martini was born. When a local model did the same at Pisco Bar they thought about the Salted Coconut Espresso Martini, a treat that would satisfy two of her cravings – sweets and an adult beverage. At Pisco Bar, the classic espresso-spiked cocktail gets a decadently tropical twist with a fun splash of salted coconut syrup.
The Ingredients: White Rum, Espresso Coffee, Kahlua, Housemade salted coconut syrup
The Directions: All you’ll need is an espresso machine and a shaker for this one. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and double strain. Serve in chilled martini glass with shredded coconut garnish.
Nice and Sloe
Making sloe gin is slow but not laborious. It's actually a Spanish tradition and they call the resulting spirit Patxaran.
In this light–bodied rum based cocktail, Sloe Gin drops a fruity accent where lemon and mint pair nicely with the gin’s rich berry notes. The tartness, paired delightfully with the kick of alcohol and the sweetness of added sugars, results in something infinitely better than the sum of this cocktail’s parts.
The Ingredients: Rum, Sloe gin, Fresh lemon, Mint leaves
The Directions: In a cocktail shaker with ice, shake everything up and strain into a coupe glass. Serve garnished with a mint sprig.
Chili Passion Martini
Working its way up as one of their bestsellers, this cocktail is perfect for those feeling particularly adventurous. Instead of the clean classic flavour associated with the basic martini, the floral passion fruit gives a sweet, yet very tart flavour while chili is used for a piquant kick.
The flavors of the martini slowly unfolds on the palate, letting you appreciate the passion fruit and chili individually.
The Ingredients: Absolut Vodka infused with lemongrass, Chili Essence, House Made Passion Fruit syrup
The Directions: Put all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with chile sliver and serve immediately.
Corn & Oil
A traditional drink popular in the Caribbean, the Corn & Oil uses dark, oil-like blackstrap rum. The Ron Diplomatico - a carefully crafted sipping rum from Venezuela, recognized as one of the finest in the world - is slightly flavoured with the lime and clove accents of falernum - a sweet and boozy concoction that recalls the flavours of tiki.
The modern drinker will definitely appreciate the warm and inspired elements of this fantastically simple cocktail.
The Ingredients: Ron Diplomatico, Velvet Falernum, Angostura bitters
The Directions: In a rocks glass, add cubed ice. Pour rum and falernum over ice and stir to combine and chill. Garnish with lemon zest twist.
: 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL
Located strategically on 29, Jalan Mesui (just 2 streets away from Changkat Bukit Bintang), Pisco Bar Kuala Lumpur is a great place to hang out for after work drinks and tasty tapas and bar snacks. On the trendy section of Jalan Mesui Street with a few other great bars, Pisco Bar has become a reference in this alternative and trendy area of Kuala Lumpur.
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