The nostalgic Amaretto Sour at August Laura in Brooklyn, New York, is seriously addictive. Alyssa Sartor, co-owner, shares her recipe which uses egg white and flavorful Nicino walnut liqueur, which adds sophistication and a seductive, creamy element to each sip. Shaved nutmeg heightens the senses and is the perfect garnish for the luscious drink. Watch Alyssa create this delish drink.
– Courtesy of Alyssa Sartor, co-owner of August Laura
1 1/2 ounces amaretto
1/2 ounce Nocino walnut liqueur
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
Ground nutmeg, for garnish
Yield: 1 drink
Separate the egg white from the yolk and add the egg white to a shaker.
Add the amaretto, Nocino, lemon juice and simple syrup and shake well.
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.
A truly international and rustic cuisine, Peruvian food deserves more acclaim than it receives.Serving up a melting pot of cultural influences including Spanish, African and Incan, yield iconic dishes like ceviche and Escabache de Pescado (fried fish with onion sauce). Peruvian dishes often have bold, complex and vibrant flavor, incorporating ingredients like aji chili and sweet lucuma (a native fruit).
Flavors such as these are proudly served at Brooklyn’s Llama Inn. Don’t let its hipster vibe fool you – the ‘Llama Drama’ (referring to the buzzing atmosphere) is serious about delicious authentic eats, reflecting Chef Erik Ramirez’ favorite nostalgic meals. Chef Ramirez and his staff have done a wonderful job turning a social haven into a full-scale, epicurean, must-visit. One of the stand-out dishes is the Beef Tenderloin Stir Fry. This visually stunning dish matches its aesthetics in taste as it is a beautiful mountain of sliced tenderloin topped with red onion, rocoto (hot chili pepper) and French fries served with a side of avocado and scallion pancakes. The succulent beef is bathed in a luscious soy sauce, perfect for dipping fries or drizzled on a pancake burrito.
It’s difficult to go wrong at the Inn with so many exceptional selections including the refined octopus or spicy pork belly anticuchos (skewered meat). Whether a novice to Peru’s succulent fare or a native, Llama Inn is an unforgettable experience transporting diners’ taste buds to the motherland itself. Hungry for more? Click hereto watch the ‘Llama Drama’ in action on POUR featuring Llama Inn’s iconic Flying Purple Pisco cocktail.
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Living so close to NYC, there is so much to learn about the bustling area. One of the best ways to get an organic feel for it and its neighborhood is through food, naturally. 😉 Another focus of the blog is to spend time exploring the many neighborhoods of Manhattan. The first featured neighborhood is the Lower East Side (LES). The Lower East Side is composed of four sections: the East Village, Little Italy, the Bowery and Chinatown. This area is actually very historic. Before the American Revolution, the neighborhood used to be a farm area. As an early immigrant settlement, the LES became a rapidly increasing melting pot of hope and new beginnings. Once, it was known as Little Germany because of the large German community. As families began to move into crowded tenements, the area became more vibrant; “mom and pop” businesses were on the scene, and the East Village evolved from a farm land, once owned by James Delancy, into a multicultural destination.
Today, the Lower East Side is known for its eclectic, laid back vibe, self-expressive locals, and bohemian culture. The rich history is evident from the architecture, to the street names, unique shops, and of course, many tasty offerings!