Posts Tagged ‘gin’

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.

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.

Gin Sour – Country Club Style

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Use a large Mixing glass.
Fill with Lump Ice.
½ Lime Juice.
½ Orange Juice.
2 dashes Pineapple Juice.
½ pony Rock Candy Syrup.
1 jigger Burnette’s Old Tom Gin.

Shake well; strain into Cocktail glass and 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.

Remsen Cooler

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Use a medium size Fizz glass.
Peel a Lemon as you would an Apple.
Place the Rind or Peeling into the Fizz glass.
2 or 3 lumps of Crystal Ice.
1 Wineglass of Remsen Scotch Whiskey.
Fill up the balance with Club Soda; stir up slowly with a spoon and serve.

In this country it is often the case that people call a Remsen Cooler where they want Old Tom Gin or Sloe Gin instead of Scotch Whiskey. It is therefore the bartender’s duty to mix as desired.