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Pisco Sour Cocktail Recipe

Pisco Sour Cocktail - El Gobernador

It is sunny, it is hot and you are looking for a cocktail to quench your thirst. Introducing the Pisco Sour cocktail. A cocktail appreciated for its sweet and tangy taste. The story goes that it was created by bartender Victor Vaughen Morris, an American who settled in Peru in 1904. In 1916, Morris moved to Lima and opened the Morris Bar. The drink is said to have been created in 1920. It is certainly the reason why it is on our Top 10 Cocktails Every Gentlemen Should Know.

What is Pisco ?

Pisco El Gobernador Reservado, an essential for the Pisco Sour cocktail

Pisco El Gobernador Reservado
Photo : El Gobernador

While we were telling you about the Pisco Sour cocktail in this article. It is important to know what Pisco is. Pisco is a wine brandy produced in South America, particularly in Peru and Chile. It is made by distilling grapes, like brandy, cognac and even some vodkas! All without any ageing in wooden casks, except for some of what is produced in Chile. Alcohol percentages range from 30° to 45°.

What is the Pisco Sour cocktail ?

Pisco El Gobernador Especial et Reservado

Pisco El Gobernador Especial & Reservado
Photo : El Gobernador

Pisco Sour is a cocktail typical of Peruvian and Chilean cuisine (they are still fighting over its origin) made with Pisco and lime juice. The drink’s name comes from both Pisco, the unique spirit used in its preparation, and sour, a word of English origin that refers to the bitterness of the lime used with part of the peel in the cocktail shaker. The very strong acidity of the lime juice is of paramount importance in this cocktail, giving it its deliciously tangy taste.

Ingrédients du cocktail Pisco Sour

  • 2 oz (60 ml) of Pisco like the El Gobernador par exemple
  • 1 oz (30 ml) of fresh lime juice
  • ½  oz (15 m) of simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Garnish : Angostura Bitters (available in grocery store)

Method to make a Pisco Sour cocktail

  1. Add the pisco, lime juice, simple syrup and egg whites to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously (without ice), known as a dry shake.
  2. Add ice and shake again until the mixture is cold.
  3. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. (You can also strain into an Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice.)
  4. Garnish with 3 to 5 drops of Angostura bitters. Using a straw, toothpick or similar instrument, swirl the bitters to create a simple pattern, if you like—it always works.

You’ll find the Pisco Sour cocktail in the best bars for gentlemen in Montréal

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