Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pine-sol Sour

Last Thursday's TDN theme was "Plus One", where participants were charged to: Take your favorite cocktail and add one (+1) ingredient to it, put it in a dress, and give it a new name.  For my first submission I decided to to take one of my favorite classics, the Picso Sour, and tinker.  I thought about the Pisco Punch in Dave Wondrich's excellent tome Imbibe!, which pairs Pisco and pineapple and I thought sounded intriguing.  (I plan to play with it for Mixology Monday: Punch in a couple weeks.)  So I took the base recipe, added some pineapple, cut back on the simple and the lemon since the pineapple has some sugar and acid of its own, and came up with:
Pine-sol Sour
Dry shake, shake with ice, strain and top with a couple dashes of bitters
It's not a huge leap from the original, but the pineapple is apparent while keeping all the flavors and qualities of its base drink.  The pineapple makes the flavor a bit richer, but it remains a light and quaffable potation.  The derivation of the name should be obvious, given the brand of Pisco I chose and the pineapple addition.  In reality other Pisco's should be fine, I only specified to make the play on words for the name clear.  I didn't snap a picture, but it looks pretty indistinguishable from a Pisco Sour, maybe a tad darker, so you'll excuse me if I reuse the pic from my earlier Iron Chef post:
The classic Pisco Sour recipe I use, for reference:
Pisco Sour
Dry shake, shake with ice, strain and top with a couple dashes of bitters

2 comments:

  1. With the drink name, I was almost expecting Eau de Vie of Douglas Fir or Zirbenz...

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  2. Yeah, I though about the possibility of that confusion but didn't have a better name so went with it.

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