Monday Funday #22: The Peruvian Flapper!

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Happy Monday, everyone! 

You know how in movies about the 1920s everyone seems to be fabulously dressed and drinking deliciously tantalizing champagne cocktails out of sparkling coupe glasses? Now that we have said that, do you also want to be fabulously dressed and drinking a deliciously tantalizing champagne cocktail out of a sparkling coupe glass? 

Well then dust off your Great Gatsby-est attire and get ready for a 20s-inspired drink that will blow your minds! 

We are perilously close to the end of summer now, everyone, and we want to go out with a bang! This drink combines delicious summer fruit, energizing mint, smooth pisco, and a pop of sparkling wine — because everyone needs a bit of fancy now and again. 

For the Peruvian Flapper, you will need:

  • 3 small strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 tspn superfine sugar
  • small handfull of mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 oz pisco brandy
  • approx 3 oz prosecco  

Gather your ingredients plus your fruit press, jiggers, muddler, cocktail shaker, and serving glass (preferably a coupe). 

First, chop your strawberries, and place them in your shaker glass. 

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Add in your 1/2 oz of lime juice and 1 teaspoon of superfine sugar. 

Thoroughly muddle these ingredients together, until you have a good amount of juice. 

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Now add your mint leaves and gently (gently) use your muddler to lightly combine them into your juice.

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Please note that you do NOT want to heavily muddle mint (or any other herbs). Roughly mashing the leaves of these plants releases bitter flavors that you don’t want in your drink. A gentle stir is all you need here, since we will be shaking the drink in a moment. 

Now add in your 1 1/2 oz of pisco. 

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Fill your shaker with ice, and shake these ingredients together for 30-60 seconds. 

Now strain out those ingredients into your glass. 

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And top it all off with your prosecco! 

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Add some mint for garnish, and you are ready to go! 

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Now lets toast to the last week of summer with a delicious cocktail, and try to start off Fall in the best way we can. 

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Cheers, everyone! 

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