Me (Danielle Rose) in the Artisan Market in Santiago Chile
About two years ago I had the privilege to go on an experience of a lifetime! My dad does a lot of work in Chile and, through his travels, he has developed a deep love for the South American Country. His passion for Chile easily awoke a stirring desire to explore the country myself. This led to my dad taking me for a 10 day trip to Chile. I had the time of my life exploring Santiago, La Serena, Elqui Valley, and Cochiquaz. It wasn't just the beautiful and unique surroundings of Chile that made me love it, it was being able to befriend so many new and incredible people that I know I will remain in contact with all my life!
No meal or evening in Chile is complete without the perfect drink to liven up conversation! Although I have a great fondness for Chilean wine, I was most taken by their signature drink Pisco Sour. Pisco is a type of liquor distilled from Pisco grapes. Although is it often debated who originated the beverage, Peru or Chile, Pisco Sours can be found everywhere you look in Chile! In fact, the very first thing I did when I arrived in Chile was lounge by the pool with a champagne flute of Pisco Sour and a bowl of trail mix. Aaaah what a lovely welcome to such a lovely country!
Note: This drink is not for the faint of heart. This baby is strong!
Note: Bitters are a type of spice. I use one called Merquen that was bought in Chile but Angostura Bitters are more widely available in North America
3 oz fresh lemon juice
6 oz pisco (I use a kind called Alto del Carmen, but you can use any kind you like)
3/4 oz simple syrup
2 ice cubes
1 egg white
1 dash bitters
1. Combine lemon juice, pisco, sugar and ice cubes in blender. Add egg white and combine once again.
2. Pour into glasses and top with a light dash of bitters.