Homemade habanero-hibiscus syrup adds a spicy, aromatic twist to an otherwise classic Pisco Sour.

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Ingredients

Syrup
Cocktail

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Syrup:

    Combine sugar, 2 habaneros, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Halve remaining habanero lengthwise, and stir into syrup along with flowers. Let steep 10 minutes. Strain into a Ball jar or other heatproof container with a lid; let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until cold. Syrup can be refrigerated up to 1 month. (Makes 1/2 cup.)

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  • Cocktail:

    Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add pisco, syrup, and lime juice. Shake vigorously 10 seconds; strain evenly into 2 chilled coupe glasses. Add egg whites to shaker. Shake vigorously until very frothy, about 20 seconds; strain evenly into glasses. Top each with a few dashes of bitters; serve immediately.

Variations

Silver tequila can be used in place of pisco.

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