Recipe: Pisco Punch

Once only made from scratch, pineapple gum syrup is now available for retail purchase. Gum arabic gives this fruity, aromatic ingredient a rich texture utilized in many classic cocktails. 

The most famous is the Pisco Punch: In an ice-filled shaker, combine 2 ounces Machu Pisco, ¾ ounce lemon juice and ¾ ounce Liber & Co. pineapple gum syrup. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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Ted and Jamie Kilgore are co-owners and bartenders at Planter's House and longtime contributors to Sauce Magazine.