Posts Tagged ‘Angostura bitters’

Pisco Sour

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

1 1/2 oz. pisco
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 egg white
1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake well with ice and strain.

This Pisco Sour is a lovely, silver, frothy affair thanks to the egg white. It’s mighty refreshing as well — not at all too sweet. Don’t omit the Angostura unless you absolutely must, as it adds a welcome complexity to the drink. The recipe above is from CocktailDB. Other recipes call for making a blended drink of it, but as with the Ramos Gin Fizz, I prefer to shake-and-strain for a shorter, smoother, less watered-down drink. I also just don’t like blenders much. They harsh my mellow.

I made the above with Alto del Carmen Reservado, a Chilean pisco. Note that Peru lays claim to originating pisco and there’s a bit of kerfuffle between the two countries regarding just whose traditional beverage it is and where Chilé gets off calling their stuff pisco, what with the eponymous city of Pisco being Peruvian and all.

East India Cocktail

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill large Bar glass ¾ full Shaved Ice.

3 dashes Maraschino.
3 dashes Red Curacoa.
3 dashes Angostura Bitters.
1 jigger Brandy.

Stir well; strain into Cocktail glass and serve with a piece of twisted Lemon Peel on top.

Champagne Cocktail

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

1 lump Sugar in tall, thin glass.
1 small piece Ice.
2 dashes Angostura Bitters.
1 piece twisted Lemon Peel.
Fill up with Champagne.

Stir and serve.

Club Cocktail

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill large Bar glass ½ full Shaved Ice.

2 dashes Angostura Bitters.
2 dashes Pineapple Syrup.
1 jigger Brandy.

Stir; strain into Cocktail glass; dress with Berries; dash with Champagne; twist a piece of Lemon Skin over the drink and drop it on top. Serve.

Blackthorne Cocktail

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill Mixing glass ⅔ full Shaved Ice.

¼ teaspoonful Lemon Juice.
1 teaspoonful Syrup.
½ jigger Vermouth.
½ Jigger Sloe Gin.
1 dash Angostura Bitters.
2 dashes Orange Bitters.

Stir; strain into Cocktail glass and serve.