Monday, June 1, 2009

Pisco Sours

Wikipedia: Pisco is a South American Liquor distilled from grapes. Developed by Spanish settlers in the sixteenth century, it takes its name from the conical pottery in which it was originally aged, which was also the name of one of the cites where it was produced:  

This is my favorite drink, and is the national drink of Peru.  My friends Billy and Shannon introduced me to this flavorful cocktail last year after a mission trip to Peru.  Be careful, enough of these will knock you on your butt!

1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp water
8 oz Pisco (can be purchased at most major liquor stores)
2 1/2 oz Key lime juice, or fresh lime juice
1 egg white
double the volume in ice

Bitters to garnish

in a saucepot melt the sugar and water together until desolved.  Set aside and let cool.  Put the sugar simple syrup in blender with the remaining ingredients and liquify.  The egg white will make a wonderful froth on the top.  (use a pasteurized egg if worried about bacteria.)  A splash of bitters on the top adds another level of flavor and is very traditional.  Drink, enjoy.

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