Friday, April 23, 2010

Feeling Sour?

Recently a friend of mine celebrated his wedding last year in Peru with a celebration in Pasadena.  Later we moved to the new couple's home in Altadena, where the bride handed out small glasses filled with frothy stuff and topped with a tiny sprinkling of cinnamon.  People  thought, mini Margaritas? Nah, pisco sours.

She blended Peruvian pisco, sugar syrup, lime juice and egg whites with ice, then hovered nearby with a pitcher of the stuff in case we ran low.

Hmm, what is pisco?  After repeated samplings I decided definitely not tequila, but still, the flavor was somehow familiar...Good lord, grappa!  Maybe that's why I can't remember just how many refills I had--

Doing my share for breaking down borders and reaching out to different cultures, one hangover at a time.


  1. I had a couple of these at an Argentinian restaurant a few years ago. Really, really good!

  2. Oh, yum. A drink that makes me want to travel.

  3. Sweet and dangerous, indeed! And causes much wanderlust--

  4. A glass of water makes me want to travel.

    This does look tasty. Small enough that maybe it wouldn't hurt me.

  5. Love pisco sours. The first time I saw someone (friend from Chile) crack those eggs into the blender I was a little freaked out but they were so yummy.