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Drink of the Week: Chet Helms Cocktail

Photo: Courtesy The Family Dog

Is pisco finally poised for its breakthrough into mainstream imbibing? We think so. In our September/October issue, contributing editor Paul Clarke digs into the history and culture of the South American grape-based spirit, and today’s Drink of the Week—the Chet Helms cocktail from the Family Dog in Atlanta—shows just how versatile pisco can be. Mixed with Campari, Carpano, fresh citrus and a splash of soda, it’s a bright and bittersweet refresher that puts pisco in the spotlight.

And for more on pisco, check out or September/October 2013 issue, on newsstands now. 
Chet Helms

1 1/2 oz. pisco

1/2 oz. Carpano Antica

1/2 oz. Campari

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

3 dashes rhubarb bitters

Club soda

Tools: shaker, strainer

Glass: Collins

Garnish: orange wedge and a fresh mint bouquet

Combine all ingredients, except club soda, and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass, top with soda and garnish.

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