Looking for your next South American experience? Why not bring a little of South America to your next cocktail party with a classic Pisco sour cocktail!
Pisco is a clear grape brandy that is widely popular in both Peru and Chile. Herbert Ausbury, author of The Barbary Coast in 1933 describes Pisco as “Perfectly colourless, quite fragrant, very seductive, terribly strong with a flavour resembling that of a scotch whiskey, but much more delicate with a marked fruity taste.”
To make a Pisco Sour at home you will need:
- 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
- 1/3 cup (80ml) fresh key lime juice
- 1 cup (250ml) Pisco (South American grape brandy)
- 1 eggwhite
- Angostura Aromatic Bitters, to taste
- To start, you will need to place the sugar and 1/3 cup (80ml) water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously, and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool
- Once the sugar syrup has cooled, pour it into a blender or shaker with the egg white, lime juice and plenty of ice
- Blend for 5 seconds or shake for 10, then strain into 4 glasses, add 1-2 drops Angostura, or more to taste, and serve.
There you have it, now you can enjoy the taste of Peru and Chile from the comfort of your own home!