Monday, August 10, 2009

Punto Rojo

Here's something I whipped up for the Beat the Heat Thursday Drink Night. Getting inspiration from the Cuzco, which I recently tried and enjoyed, I came up with the Punto Rojo. The floater I added in honor of my friend Joel.

Punto Rojo
  • 2 oz Pisco
  • ½ oz Cherry Heering
  • ½ oz Green Chartreuse
  • ½ oz fresh OJ
  • ½ oz fresh lemon
  • ¼ oz simple syrup
  • Strega rinse
  • float Blackstrap rum
Shake all but last two, rinse chilled rocks glass with strega, add fresh ice, strain, garnish with lemon spiral, float blackstrap

The name has a couple meanings; it translates to red point, but it is also an alternate name of Peruvian native fish the bleeding-heart tetra. I was reminded of blood in the water, and Pisco is from Peru, so there you go. Also Punto Rojo is apparently slang for a joint, referring to the cherry on the red tip, so that can tie to the Cherry Heering as well.

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