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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.

Bon Soir

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

(“Good Night”)

Fill a Sherry glass ½ full of Shaved Ice.
½ pony Benedictine.
½ pony Creme Yvette.

Fill up with Ginger Ale; stir gently and serve with a Straw cut in two.

Gin Squash – Country Club Style

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Use a large glass Stein; fill with Lump Ice.
1 pony Lemon Juice.
1 jigger Orange Juice.
1 pony Pineapple Juice.
1 pony Rock Candy Syrup.
1 jigger Burnette’s Old Tom Gin.

Fill with Seltzer: stir well and serve.

Blackthorne Sour

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill large Bar glass ⅔ full Shaved Ice.

4 dashes Lime or Lemon Juice.
1 teaspoonful Pineapple Syrup.
½ teaspoonful green Chartreuse.
1 jigger Sloe Gin.

Stir; strain into Claret glass; ornament with Fruit and serve.

September Morn Cocktail – Country Club Style

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Use a large Mixing glass; fill with Lump Ice.
½ Lime Juice.
1 jigger Burnette’s Old Tom Gin.
2 dashes Imported Grenadine.

Shake well; strain into Cocktail glass and serve.