The Pisco Sour is a refreshing cocktail brought to us by the South American country of Peru where it has earned the distinguished honor of being named the national drink. In the United States, Pisco is relatively unknown and has not attained the same celebrity status as other distilled liquors but its contributions to the world of spirits should not be underestimated. It is a grape brandy, fermented from numerous varietals, that has a broad range of flavors and can be drunken straight up or in mixed drinks. The Pisco Sour is a perfect cocktail for sitting in the shade on a hot afternoon and forgetting there is anywhere else in the world.
- 1 1/2 ounces Peruvian pisco
- 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
- 1 egg white
Combine all ingredients in a large shaker and shake vigorously for one minute. Strain into ice filled glass.