And yet another Rockabilly-Worthy cocktail for your repertoire!
As you may have noticed, I have a certain affinity for "fizzy" drinks, which are typically made with whipped egg whites.
(Ruby Fizz, being my favorite) ...
But the Pisco Sour is a close second.
This drink is incredibly refreshing and uplifting, AND has a rather interesting past.
Apparently, in the 17th century the King of Spain banned wine ... I would have died ... leaving the poor Peruvians no choice, but to drink their imported European grapes in a new form.
Enter - Pisco, a colorless grape brandy produced in both Peru and Chile.
Then, in 1872, Elliot Stubb took off for Peru on a ship named, "Sunshine" ... determined to open a bar come hell or high water, and ended up concocting the very first Pisco Sour.
His concoction consisted of Pisco, lemon - or lime, egg whites, simple syrup and bitters.
Here, you can link to a fantastic recipe if you are interested in experimenting. The picture to the left shows one that Freddy whipped up for me recently. SUCH a yummy mix.
And on a side note ... since 2003, Peru has celebrated a National Pisco Sour Day, which takes place on the first weekend in February each year.
I think we should all mark our calendars going forward! ;)