Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Pisco Perfect

Chile is a country of great beauty and delicious drinks. Photo © by Judy Wells.
Argentina and Chile have argued over who invented the Pisco Sour since the second one was served. I'm not about to get into that dispute, but while cleaning out files, I discovered a card from the general manager of the Chilean Tourism Promotion Corporation that included that country's recipe for the classic libation.

Here it is.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Portillo.
Chilean Pisco Sour

3 parts Pisco Brandy
1 1/2 parts lemon juice
1 to 2 TBS sugar
1/2 egg white
1 dash bitters

Shake first four ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a Champagne flute and add the bitters as an aromatic garnish.