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Pisco is a clear brandy that is popular in both Peru and Chile. The white muscat grapes, from which pisco is distilled, were first grown in Peru by the Spaniards in the 16th century (at that time Peru & Chile were both part of Spain’s American empire.) When they became independent countries, both claimed the liquor as their own. Therefore the national drink of both Peru and Chile, is the rich “Pisco Sour.” However there is a difference in sweetness and the fruit used between the two countries’ piscos. I have posted both recipes so be sure to try the Chilean Pisco Sour as well.
- 3 ounces peruvian Pisco
- 2 ounces key lime juice (called green lemons in Peru)
- 1 tablespoon egg white
- 1 1⁄2 ounces simple syrup
- 1⁄4 cup crushed ice
- 2 -3 drops Angostura bitters
- In a blender, combine key lime juice with the egg white.
- Add simple syrup, pisco, and ice and blend at high speed until frothy.
- Pour into a sour glass, top with a few drops of bitters and serve.
Just returned from vacation in Peru & Ecuador where we discovered this wonderful drink & how to make it. Was so happy to come here & find you'd posted it here. The only differance is instead of using the blender, we shake over ice & then strain into the glass. We brought back a bottle of Pisco with us & already had the Angostura bitters from Trinidad, couldn't wait to make it. So very good, tart & sweet and not to strong; the egg whites are a must for that frothy top that sets this amazing drink off at it's best.
Oh, so good!!! You'd think that, living so close to Peru, we would have easy access to Pisco. Not so! But on a recent shopping trip to the "big city" (San Jose, CR), I found the Pisco in the most unassuming of places - Walmart! Then finding the Angostura. LOL... my spanish is not that good. Needless to say, all ingredients were finally found, including the key limes from my own backyard. I love this drink, and will be making it often. I was a bit leery of the raw egg white, but gave in. The frothy goodness makes the drink unique, and imparts absolutely no flavor. Please don't leave it out!!!
I too prefer the lime juice in this. I actually like this drink better without the egg white and bitters, but it's good either way. The egg doesn't add any taste, just foaminess. It's interesting that Chile also claims this as their national drink, since it's named after the town of Pisco in Peru! Thanks for posting!