In case you didn’t know, May 15th is National Pisco Day in Chile, and what better way to celebrate than with a Pisco El Gobernador cocktail? Crafted in Chile’s Limarí Valley, El Gobernador – part of the Torres family of spirits – uses a blend of Muscat of Alexandria and Muscat Rosé grapes to create a colorless, vibrant Pisco with notes of rose and jasmine – ideal for creating cocktails!
“As a Chilean bartender it’s impossible for me not to start May with a smile on my face,” explains Cristobal Cofré, Global Brand Ambassador for El Gobernador. “In May we celebrate our DOC which is the first one in all South America.”
Pisco, Cofré continues, exists in social Chilean’s memory, “as a wonderful spirit, a magnificent social beverage and friendship welder.”
As for its history – and the significance of this mid-May celebration – on May, 15 1931 “the former president Carlos Ibañez del Campo agreed in signing the Law that would establish the conditions for making pisco, regulating the process, the geographical area and even the kinds of grape allowed to do pisco with this pisco was renewed and protected.”
Because of this, says Cofré “we celebrate all across Chile the Pisco Day (established on the 2009 by the government).”
“Now the industry has been improving Pisco’s quality on daily basis, and with this premium piscos like Pisco El Gobernador were born,” explains Cofré.
Made only with the best Muscats – Alexandria and Rosé – Pisco El Gobernador is produced using only a single discontinuous distillation process in copper alembic stills, giving it a “floral aroma and sweet but strong profile.”
Cofré adds: “We invite you to celebrate this May 15th with Pisco El Gobernador the way you like it!”
Here are some Pisco El Gobernador cocktails to sip at spots all around NYC on this Chilean Pisco Day. Cheers!
White Walker at Jams
Made with Pisco El Gobernador, orgeat, fresh lemon, orange bitters and rose liquor rinse, the White Walker cocktail is a refreshing blend for spring – or any time of year.
Pink Pisco Sour at Saxon + Parole
Get pretty in pink with this drink at the downtown cocktail spot Saxon + Parole, a blend of Pisco El Gobernador, Magdala orange liqueur, fermented rhubarb and strawberry, yuzu lemon juice, miraculous foamer and pink powder.
PPP at Ousia
A simple and sweet blend of Pisco El Gobenador, pomegranate syrup, pineapple juice and lemon juice, the PPP at Ousia is finished off with a pink peppercorn garnish for extra flavor.
Bare Bones at Dead Rabbit
It’s all about the mango-infused Pisco El Gobernador in this drink by Jillian Vose at this Lower Manhattan World’s Best Bar.
Together with white peony tea tincture, passionfruit syrup, pamplemousse liqueur, Fino Sherry and Cocchi Americano, with a lemon oil garnish, the Bare Bones is anything but boring.
Funny Peculiar at Dead Rabbit
A flavorful concoction from Dead Rabbit’s Melissa Markert, the Funny Peculiar is a mix of Pisco El Gobernador, Peychaud’s bitters, lime, banana cane, honey, apricot EDV, lychee liqueur, Old Duff Genever and champagne, served in a flute. Fancy.
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