Happy Pisco Sour Day!!February 4th is a special day for us Peruvians and since it has to do with something edible I can't let the opportunity pass to share with all of you. On this date we celebrate Pisco Sour Day.
Pisco is our national liquor, a source of pride for us Peruvians. Peru is a very important producer of liquor, especially wine and of course Pisco. We have very big and important vineyards in Ica (south of Lima where I live) and our Pisco has become internationally recognized.
It hasn't been easy for us, Pisco was in the middle of a tug of war with a neighbor country who claimed it belonged to them. Fortunately things were set straight and everyone now knows... Pisco is Peruvian!!
Pisco is the base of our most famous drink, Pisco Sour. No foreigner who visits Peru can leave without tasting this unique lemony beverage, and it is even given as a welcome drink in many of our finest restaurants. I cannot let the day go by without sharing with all of you the Pisco Sour recipe. You will of course need Pisco, which might be difficult to get, but do look for it. Also this drink uses our lemons, not the big American lemons, these are smaller (the size of table tennis balls) and much more sour.
Let's get to it!
3 parts of Pisco
2 parts of sugar
1 part of lemon juice
1 egg white
Mix Pisco with sugar and lemon juice in a blender, then add the egg white and ice until the level reaches 3/4 of the blender's flask and blend.
That's it! Serve it and sprinkle a little cinammon on top.
Say, Happy Pisco Day! and bottoms up :)