updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 09/16/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET
2 oz. pisco
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
Club soda, to taste
Strawberry and cucumber, for optional garnish
1. Combine first three ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a tall, chilled glass. Top with soda and serve.
To create strawberry and cucumber garnish:
1. Cut two pieces of a similar size from a strawberry.
2. Shave three long slices from a cucumber, using a sharp knife or mandolin.
3. Spear fruit with toothpicks (as shown) to keep garnish together, then place on rim of glass. Serve.