The Pisco Sour from SOCIAL

Sip the Drink of the Month at SOCIAL.

By Vivian Wheeler

Mar 2018

Pisco Sour at Social

Sweet, sour, creamy, frothy perfection. That’s how I describe a really great pisco sour. And the best pisco sour I’ve ever had is at Social (314 S. Patton Ave., Springfield, 417-368-0778), formerly CB Social House. This South American cocktail is claimed by both Peru and Chile as their national drink, but the version Americans have come to know and love is Peru’s version. Made traditionally, the pisco sour at Social is crafted by adding Barsol pisco (Peruvian brandy), sugar, lemon juice, egg whites and ice to a cocktail shaker. The mixture is then shaken vigorously, essentially flash freezing the egg whites, which whip into fizzy goodness. It’s served in a rocks glass, and a few drops of Angostura bitters finish the drink. With a pisco sour, it’s easy to tell if it’s made correctly: as the drink settles, a clear line of demarcation appears between the liquid and the foam. That line equals deliciousness. And for those of you who are unsettled by the thought of egg whites in your cocktail, cast your doubts aside. Embrace the egg whites, for it’s from this humble liquid that the drink draws its foamy, silky, bubbly power.