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Classic Pisco Sour Cocktail - Pisco Sour Clásico

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There are many ways to make the famous pisco sour, so it's best to know the fundamentals. The basic formula is 3 parts pisco to 1 part simple syrup and 1 part lime juice. With that goes egg white, and a sprinkle of Angostura bitters.

Very tart lime juice is essential. Many recipes call for lemon juice, possibly a translation error from the Spanish word "limon". Limones are actually small South American limes, similar to key limes (also known as"Peruvian lemons").

Shake this cocktail well, so that when you pour it into an old-fashioned glass, you get a nice half inch layer of foam on top.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces pisco
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce key lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Angostura bitters (2-3 dashes)
  • Ice cubes

Preparation:

  1. Mix the pisco, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker.

  2. Add ice to fill, and shake vigorously.

  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass, and sprinkle the Angostura bitters on top of the foam.

  4. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 large (8 ounce) cocktail or 2 small cocktails.

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