Monday, June 18, 2012

Hello Pisco Sour - Bye Bye Margarita

Pisco Sour
I love a good margarita from time to time. Those time usually consist of when I visit Cantina De San Angel located in Mexico land at Epcot. There margarita's may have been the reason I am a season pass-holder (that and all the other eats & drinks at Epcot). My favorite margarita of all time has to be the Jalepeno and Cucumber Margarita. It's spicy but the cucumber cools it off.
Jalepeno and Cucumber Margarita
OK this blog post is NOT about margaritas, or the fact that I want that margarita right now. This blog is about this drink that my friend Wayne recently introduced me to. The Pisco Sour. There is an argument over where this cocktail was invented - Peru or Chile. But either way, I am so happy it is here.

This drink consists of Pisco liquor, lime or lemon juice, sugar or simple syrup and an EGG WHITE! The first time I ever tried a Pisco Sour was at Mojito restaurant in Tampa. Wayne suggested I try it and boy am I glad I did.
Pisco Sour at Mojito Restaurant
I also gave the Pisco Sour a whirl at Carousel Bar & Lounge at Hotel Monteleone while in New Orleans. This one was a little different as it had the bitters, but just as good.
Pisco Sour at Carousel Bar, Hotel Monteleone
So I decided to go to Total Wine and pick myself up a bottle of Pisco. I created a recipe for a healthy Pisco Sour and used splenda instead of sugar. Since there is only fresh lime and/or lemon juice in this cocktail, it is much better for you than a margarita made with sour mix.

Here is my Healthy Pisco Sour (no bitters) - You need a cocktail shaker for this recipe
1 1/2 oz of Pisco
1 oz water
1 TBL lime juice
1 TBL lemon juice
1/2 packet of Splenda
1 TBL Egg Beaters eggwhite

Put all ingredients into the shaker with 8 ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 1 minute. Pour over ice. The egg white should be frothy as it shows above.

1 comment:

  1. The Pisco sour sounds yummy! I love a good margarita too especially with the girlfriends! It's too sweet for my boyfriend who likes his liquor hard ;)

    Have a wonderful week! LOVE DISNEYWORLD :)

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