Friday cocktail: Capital Raise

If the end of Daylight Savings Time has got you down, you might try one of our favorite remedies: the Capital Raise, a citrusy refresher from our 20th Anniversary Cocktail Collection. It packs a subtle punch that will leave you feeling as high and light as the Peruvian Andes—or as if you’d just raised a bunch of money. It also makes a great party punch. For a lower-altitude cooler, try the elegant, pear-infused alcohol-free alternative.

Single cocktail:

  • ¾ oz pineapple gomme syrup
  • ¾ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz Pisco

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Float a lemon wheel on top.

Punch recipe:

  • 2½ cups pineapple gomme syrup
  • 2½ cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 bottle (750ml) Pisco

Mix all ingredients in a punch bowl with an ice block.

Nonalcoholic recipe:

  • Ripe Bartlett pear, peeled and cored
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • 2 hard dashes orange bitters
  • 3 small sprigs lemon thyme or mint

Muddle the pear with the simple syrup, orange bitters, and leaves from 2 small sprigs lemon thyme. Add ice and shake vigorously. Use a fine mesh tea strainer to strain over ice into a Collins glass. Top with soda and garnish with a fresh thyme sprig.

Check out the rest of our recipes in our cocktail book. They are also sure to make the pain of cash flow leaks, equity glitches, delayed closes and all manner of finance headaches fade away (briefly). Every one of these drinks has its charms, thanks to the fine mixologists at the Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa, California, who invented them. We hope you find one you love.

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