Friday, May 8, 2009

Pisco Sours and Cholopolitans for Everyone!

If you have ever been to Peru, you will know that the best loved drink of Peru is the Pisco Sour. We started off our cooking class at La Gloria del Campo with this refreshing drink.

Pisco is a clear liquor distilled from grapes. It can be used in many types of cocktails but most traditionally in the Pisco Sour.

How is a Pisco Sour made? First the Pisco is shaken with lime juice and simple syrup and poured into a glass. Then a frothy foam of egg white is added to the top with a dash of Angostura bitters. This drink is easily consumed and surprisingly potent!

In addition to Pisco Sours, we tried another concoction with Pisco, the Cholopolitan from Astrid Y Gaston.

This fruity Pisco martini was right up my alley and I highly recommend it. Now that we have had Pisco, we are anxious to experiment with it and add it to our bar!

Perhaps more Pisco cocktails coming soon!