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The Pisco Sour

The Pisco Sour 8.000
May 10, 2006

Both sweet and sour, Peru's national cocktail is made with pisco -- a clear, grape brandy produced in the country.

To avoid using raw egg white, you may substitute 4 teaspoons powdered egg whites.

Notes: Pisco is available at most large liquor stores in Washington and Maryland. In Northern Virginia, it is generally a special-order item that can be ordered online.

Servings: 8
  • 2 to 3 cups pisco, depending on desired strength
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Key lime juice
  • 12 ice cubes, slightly crushed
  • 2 egg whites
  • Angostura bitters

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In a blender, add the pisco, sugar and Key lime juice and pulse to combine. Add the ice and egg whites or powdered egg whites and blend until the ice is crushed and a thick foam forms. Pour into cocktail glasses and top each with a few drops of angostura bitters.

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Adapted from a recipe provided by the Embassy of Peru.

Tested by Hal Mehlman.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 256

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 92mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates: 27g 9%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 6g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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