I’ve been on a Pisco kick lately. Remember the Pisco sangria we made last week? Well after seeing it, many of our friends clamored for a Pisco Sour recipe. The Pisco Sour is the most famous drink you’ve never heard of. It’s amazingly good. It’s a classic, right up there with the Martini, Margarita and Manhattan. And if you’re making Pisco Sours, you might as well make some Ceviche. We made two kinds this afternoon, scallop and halibut. It’s the perfect Peruvian afternoon, except that we’re in New Jersey. Here’s the recipe: Read more →
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For a while now, we’ve been hoping to make a cocktail featuring Peruvian Pisco. Not many people in the U.S. know about this brandy made from grapes grown in the Pisco region of Peru. That’s all about to change. It’s now available in most large stores and it’s really delicious. Pisco is perfect for sours (the Pisco Sour is the Peruvian national cocktail) and sangrias. We’re making one of the latter ones this weekend, and it turned out to be amazing and simple. Here’s the recipe… Read more →
After rain, sleet, snow, and barely escaping falling trees, I think we deserve a big strong cocktail!!! That can only be provided by Pisco, a brandy-type liquor made in Peru but recently available here as well. It’s smoother than tequila, sharper than rum, and it’s flavors go really well with strong flavored citrus fruits. This also gives us the chance to test out our new soda maker and the delicious diet pink grapefruit flavor!
Makes two cocktails:
- 8 oz. Peruvian Pisco (or substitute with tequila)
- 6 oz. diet grapefruit soda
- Juice from 1/2 a lime
Fill a tumbler with ice, pour the Pisco, grapefruit soda and lime juice and shake (carefully). Pour into a martini glass and garnish with lime slices. Salud!
The month of November is going by very quickly, and it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week. More importantly, our fifth anniversary is tomorrow! I mention this because we went to look at a wedding venue with my brother-in-law and his fiance, and so naturally the conversation turned to our own wedding and advice. Read more →