Peru’s native spirit, pisco, is getting its time in the limelight this November.
For the entire month, Pisco Nights 2021, presented by Peru’s own tourism and export agency, PROMPERÚ, will be featured prominently at top bars all around Singapore. It’s also being held as a precursor festival to Singapore Cocktail Festival 2021, which is in turn taking place from Nov 15-Dec 15.
Venues participating in Pisco Nights 2021 include Bar Stories, Gibson, Hopscotch, Live Twice, Neon Pigeon, Nutmeg & Clove, The Elephant Room, and Stay Gold Flamingo.
At Neon Pigeon, they’ve created the Potente Tokio (S$20), a spirit-forward drink made using Pisco Quebranta (named after the grape used), Japanese barrel-aged umeshu and a housemade shiso cordial.
Or try Nutmeg & Clove’s Grapevine (S$23) for a cocktail Sazerac fans will love, made using Pisco Quebranta, cognac, bitters, Okinawan sugar and absinthe. Meanwhile, Gibson’s Early Punch (S$25) is a more delicate concoction prepared with Pisco Italia, verjus pickled pineapple juice, mirin, Peruvian bitters, and prosecco.
Pisco Nights seeks to highlight the uniqueness and versatility of the unaged grape spirit produced only in the coastal valley regions of Peru, including Ica, Lima, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna.
“Singapore has one of the most innovative cocktail scenes in the region, so we are very excited to see what Pisco cocktails the bars will come up with this year,” states Erick Aponte, Trade Commissioner at PROMPERÚ for ASEAN and Hong Kong, in a media release.
“With travel restrictions having been in place for close to two years now, we hope this celebration of Peru’s national spirit can also provide travel-deprived city-dwellers an uplifting experience.”
Pisco Nights 2021 takes place throughout the month of November. For the full list of participating bars and their Pisco cocktails, go to www.facebook.com/sgcocktailfest.