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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Pisco Sour

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Let's make a South American cocktail today! A Pisco sour. I started thinking that I needed to expand my liquor cabinet, so I bought some Pisco. It’s pretty tasty, but rather strong, so a sour seemed like a good option.

1 1/2 ounces Pisco
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 whole egg white

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake HARD with ice for a good long time to froth up the egg white. Strain into a cocktail glass, champagne flute, or small wine glass. Garnish with several dashes of bitters, which will stain the creamy froth on the top of the drink and add an aromatic effect to the drink.
Worried about the raw egg white? In reality, most contamination comes from the yolk or the shell so wash your egg before cracking. Remember, you can now buy pasteurized eggs in the shell from some upscale markets. This way you can drink without worry.