Lynnette Marrero, co-beverage director of Brooklyn’s Llama Inn, shares the inspiration of the Flying Purple Pisco – a play on the traditional Pisco Sour and named after the Flying Purple People Eater. This refreshing libation features Peru’s infamous spirit, pisco, a grape brandy made in the country’s wine regions. It’s perfect for any season, celebration, and much needed happy-hour. Click hereto learn how to make the Flying Purple Pisco.
Courtesy of Llama Inn.
Flying Purple Pisco Recipe
1 oz of Purple potato puree (with simple syrup mixed in*)
½ oz Lime juice
½ oz Lemon juice
2 oz Macchu Pichu Pisco
1 Egg white
Dry shake all ingredients together.
Add ice to ingredient mixture and shake again.
Strain into a low-ball glass
Top with a streak of Angostura bitters and grated nutmeg
*Simple Syrup Recipe
1 part water
1 part white granulated sugar
Simple syrup directions:
In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water.
Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.
‘Tis the season for comfort food. As always, it conjures up fond memories, awakens the taste buds and is super satisfying. We all have our go-to favs, but I’ve added different dish to my all-star list – phó – and Shanghi Shack serves up the real deal.
This shack is a local favorite among the NYU, Greenwhich Village crowds and phó lovers alike. No passport or long flight necessary to indulge in this pool of brothy love straight from the orient. Cozy up to a deep dish filled with noodles and grilled pork chop (or your choice of topping). Pick and choose from a spread of fresh lime, basil leaves and beansprouts to enhance the rich flavor of the phó. Or, settle down to the classic, plentiful báhn mì sandwich with Vietnamese ham, house bacon and paté. If you’re more of a vermicelli purist, pair it with tender grilled lemongrass chicken or seasoned soy. There’s a great selection of choices including vibrant salads and fresh juices, but don’t overlook the perfectly fried sweet potato fries with the addictive house mayo sauce – I promise you’ll want it sauce on everything!
As we turn to stews, casseroles, and roasted veggies this time of year, venture out and try a new type of home cooking. It may not be momma’s kind of fare but as long as it’s tasty and brings you to a happy place, she’ll approve.