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Delicious Pisco Sour And A Very Special Father's Day Celebration
We wanted to celebrate yesterdays Father’s Day in a very special way.
As our children all live in different countries like Austria, the USA and Peru, planning a Father’s Day celebration that involves everybody isn’t that easy.
According to my husband it's always more or less the same pattern of behavior:
First there are the different time zones to consider. When people in Austria are already full of energy after lunch and a nice walk in the green outskirts of the city, we here in Lima are just waking up.
So when a phone call comes saying “Happy Father's Day”, you most probably do not even remember that you are married, not to mention that you have four children.
After carefully sorting out possible hidden camera jokes, you realize that the friendly people on the other end of the line must be close family members.
This makes your emotions run through different stages:
- First you are embarrassed that you don't remember anything
- After you recover both your memory and full consciousness you are moved that your children remembered the special day
- Then you try to find out what the hell that special day they are talking about is
- And when you finally understand what it is all about you are just the happiest father ever :)
After all this excitement we went out for lunch in one of the gorgeous fusion restaurants that are very much en vogue here in Lima.
We started with a wonderful, refreshing Pisco Sour Cocktail.
Pisco is a clear distilled grape brandy made from Quebranta grape grown in the southern coast region of Peru, mostly in the city of Ica.
Some Piscos are flavored by soaking different fruits or herbs in the Pisco.
A selection of flavored Piscos offered in the restaurant.
Mirabelle prunes and Coca leaves soaked in Pisco.
With cinnamon sticks and lemon grass.
I would like to share the recipe for Pisco Sour with you as it is perfect and very refreshing for summer.
This recipe is based on the splendid book "The Art Of Peruvian Cuisine" by Tony Custer.
To prepare Pisco Sour you need:
225ml (7 1/2 ounces) Peruvian Pisco
75ml (2 1/2 ounces) key lime juice
1 egg white
For the sugar syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
Put 1/2 cup of sugar together with the water in a small pot. The water should be just enough to moisten the sugar. Bring the mixture to a slow boil, and stirring constantly cook until sugar has dissolved. Set aside until cooled down to warm temperature.
Pour the key lime juice, the Pisco and the warm sugar syrup, stir until all ingredients have blended well.
Pour the mixture in a blender and add just enough ice to double the mixture. Blend on high until ice has crushed. Add one egg white and blend on high for about one minute.
Serve immediately. Traditionally one drop of Angostura Bitter is placed in the middle of the foam.
You can replace the Angostura Bitter, just to add a bit of color, by sprinkling a bit of grounded cinnamon.
*Note: they are quite a few variation to this traditional Pisco Sour recipe.
The classic mixture is 3 parts of Pisco, 1 part of key lime juice and 1 part of sugar syrup.
Feel free to play with this measures, depending if you like your Pisco a bit stronger or sweeter.
See you next week.
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