Strip Club's curried pisco: drink of the week
The Strip Club Meat & Fish
378 Maria Ave., St. Paul
Always on top of the latest drink trends, Dan Oskey of the Strip Club has taken on the flavors of the Far East with this new creation. Pisco, a centuries-old Peruvian grape liquor is the base, which is complimented by Velvet Falernum, a liqueur with hints of almond and vanilla used in many rum drinks, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, and, finally, house-made curry bitters.
The curry and ginger are both very aromatic and complementary of each other, and they're the notes that stand out most. The pisco brings a warmth, the Falernum, a gentle sweetness. Really complicated stuff here, yet in the expert hands of Oskey--Best Bartender, 2010, the flavors find a harmony, with a lovely sweet and spicy melody.