A Day at the Beach and Pisco Sour Cocktails


Jewelry and cocktails don’t have anything in common- except that we love to celebrate with both. So instead of just writing about my handcrafted jewelry I thought I would share some of the things I love to celebrate with –  the first being a drink called a Pisco Sour,  the national drink of Peru. I had my first one at a new restaurant in Larchmont, NY called Palomino  and I went out and made this last night for some friends.  They are simple to make as long as you can find Pisco Brandy imported from Peru or Chili and assemble all your ingredients.

Adjust sweetness and the amount of lime and bitters to your liking- you really can’t screw this up!  It’s just the thing after a day at the beach!

  • 3 ounces pisco ( a white grape distilled brandy)
  • two tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1-2  ounce key lime juice
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • Angostura bitters (2-3 dashes)
  • Ice cubes (1/2 cup)
  • Guava Juice – 1/4 cup (optional, but it makes it a pretty pink)
    1. Mix the pisco, lime juice, powdered sugar, egg white, guava juice and ice in a blender till the ice is blended. Adjust to taste by adding more lime or ice.
    2. Rub the rim of a martini glass with lime and dip in granulated sugar to make a sugary rim.
    3. Pour the mixture into the glasses and add 2-3 drops of Angostura bitters on top. Garnish with a slice of lime.
    4. Serve immediately.

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



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