Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pisco Sour

This is a drink that I’ve been looking to make for quite some time now, but the list is so long that it just took a while to get to. However the lucky day finally came and I have to say I couldn’t be happier that it did. By now you know I’m going to give you a little background before I go right into the recipe. Pisco is actually a grape brandy, it’s not rum and it’s not tequila although it does seen to have hints of both. Brandy is distilled wine although other fermented fruits can be distilled but these are often referred to as eau-de-vie the most common being apricot. Pisco is distilled with various grapes that come from throughout Peru. Peruvian Pisco is the most popular although Chile also produces there own Pisco. As to the name Pisco it is greatly disputed. Some say it comes from the town of Pisco in Peru, or that is comes from the Mapudungun word pishku meaning boiled in a pot, a language spoken in south central Chile. I don’t really care where it comes from, all I know is that it’s amazing and you need to get on it.

What you’ll need:
2 oz Pisco (I use Tacama Demonio De Los Andes, {Demon of the Andes})
¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
1 egg white
Angostura Bitters (In a dropper bottle if you have one)
Whole Nutmeg

What you’ll need to do:
Combine all ingredients except bitter and nutmeg in a shaker, dry shake (without ice) vigorously for at least 10 seconds. Add the good ice and shake again, and again vigorously. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass, now the drink should have a great frothy layer on top and you want this. Using your dropper place several small drops of bitters around the top of the drink and using a toothpick drag the tip of the toothpick through each drop in whatever pattern you see fit. Feel free to use my examples they’re easy and they work. Now some freshly grated nutmeg over the top and it’s ready to go. If you don't have a dropper bottle for the bitters just put 2 dashes in before you shake and garnish with the nutmeg still amazing. If you're looking for a place to buy a few dropper bottles, they're very cheap, follow the link to Specialty Bottles in my resources section.

Let me know what you think!

This one has the nutmeg already.

This is way easier than it looks trust me.