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Lavender Pisco Sour

Peru is a wonderful country full of intense flavors and rife with a rich history, and the Pisco Sour is the national drink. Pisco is a Brandy that is the result of the Spanish planting grapevines in the 1500s and then some of the wine was distilled. It is believed to be named for the Port city of Pisco where it was shipped back to Spain. The original Pisco Sour was created by an American bartender in Lima, in the fall of 1916. 

Please note that limes are the traditional citrus as lemons are not native to Peru,  I prefer lemon juice with the Lavender Syrup

Makes 2 Drinks 

2 oz Pope's Lavender Lemon Cocktail Syrup

5 oz Pisco

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

2 Egg Whites

2 Cups of Ice 

Tools: Cocktail Shaker, Strainer, Jigger, 2 rocks glasses

Bitters and a Lemon or Lime to garnish

Method:

 

  • Add half the ice to the shaker
  • Pour Pope’s Lavender Lemon Cocktail Syrup, Pisco, and lemon juice into the shaker.
  • Add egg whites to the shaker.
  • Distribute the remaining ice evenly among two Collins glasses.
  • Shake until a light frost forms on the tin, about a 25 seconds.
  • Strain beverage into the glasses, filling half into each then topping off.
  • Garnish the glasses with fruit wheel and a dash of bitters 

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