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.

Gin Daisy

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Juice of ½ of a Lime.
1 pony Cusenier Grenadine.
1 jigger Sir Robert Burnette’s Old Tom Gin.
Serve in a Mug with Lump Ice; fill with Seltzer.

Stir well and decorate with the skin of the Lime and fresh Mint and serve with Straws.

Bliz’s Royal Rickey

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Drop 3 lumps Cracked Ice in a Rickey (thin Champagne) glass.

½ Lime or ¼ Lemon.
4 dashes Raspberry Syrup.
1 pony Vermouth.
¾ jigger Gin.

Fill up with Ginger Ale (imported); stir; dress with Fruit and serve.

Blood Hound Cocktail

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill large Bar glass ½ full Shaved Ice.

Add ½ dozen fresh Strawberries.
1 jigger Burnette’s Old Tom Gin.

Shake well; strain into Cocktail glass and serve.

Ramos Gin Fizz – Country Club Style

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

1 lump Ice.
1 dash Lemon Juice.
1 dash Orange Water.
White of Egg.
1 jigger Burnette’s Old Tom Gin.
1 teaspoonful Powdered Sugar.
1 pony Milk.
1 dash Seltzer Water.

Shake well; strain into Highball glass and serve.