Strawberry Shrub Pisco Sour


Strawberry season just came into full swing in Portland, making it the perfect time to mix up strawberry jams, syrups and cocktails. One of our favorite ways of preserving the harvest is to make a "shrub", also known as a drinking vinegar. This will keep the fresh fruit flavor and also add a tart zing to your drinks. The Pisco Sour is one of our favorite cocktails, and the pisco plays very nicely with the strawberry shrub. Macchu Pisco is an ideal mixing pisco, as it's made from 100% Quebranta grapes (non-aromatic variety), making it the perfect backbone for cocktails. Try the Strawberry Shrub Pisco Sour, or mix up your own variation and let us know what you come up with. 

Strawberry Shrub Pisco Sour

1.5 oz Macchu Pisco pisco

.75 oz Strawberry shrub

.75 oz. Lemon juice

1 egg white

Fresh cracked black pepper

Garnish with fresh strawberry


Strawberry Shrub:

1 container of strawberries

1 cup of sugar

Slice strawberries and remove green stem. Cover in sugar and place in fridge overnight. Stir once of twice to keep sugar from collecting on the bottom. Add 1 cup of vinegar. Strain through cheesecloth. 


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