There’s no better way to celebrate Peruvian Independence Day, July 28, than with one of our favorite cocktails, the Pisco Sour. Pisco is a grappa-like liquor distilled from pomace (or pressed grapes) and was created by Spanish settlers in the 16th century. Today, it is the national spirit of Peru but it's also gained popularity around the world, most popularly as a sour cocktail. Our friend Nico, author and photographer of the beautiful blog Pisco Trail shared his recipe for a classic Pisco Sour, but also takes us on a trip around the world to explore variations of this splendid cocktail. Be sure to visit his blog here to read more about Pisco and get these delicious pisco recipes:
Classic Pisco Sour
Courtesy of Pisco Trail
Makes 1 serving
3 oz. Pisco
1 oz. lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. egg white
Mix all the ingredients in a blender, and add enough ice to double the volume of the liquid mixture.
Blend until the ice is crushed.
Serve and decorate with 3 drops of Angostura bitters.