Pisco sours are a refreshing cocktail from Peru, made with lime, egg whites and Pisco.
Latin flavours are hot (pardon the pun) as everyone from Iron Chefs to the backyard bbq’er are adding a little latino spice to their cooking. Mixologists are at the fore of the trend and refreshing drinks from near the Equator are the current darlings of bar menus. Mojitos and caipirinhas are now de rigeur for any cocktail party and popular signature cocktails at weddings.
Here’s another Latin drink that has found new fans in North America – the Pisco Sour, the national drink of Peru. Pisco is a clear, brandy-like liquor made from grapes and it packs a punch. It is also made with lime and simple syrup but then an egg white is added in to create a frothy head. The result is a delicious mix of tart, sweet and a certain je ne c’est quoi that can be summed up in one word…yum!
3/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 beaten egg white
1 dash Angostura bitters
Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a glass.
Photo & recipe from SAVEUR