Libations

  • Vietnamese Egg Coffee Recipe—Have Some Protein with Your Caffeine

    By Natalie on April 8, 2014
    Coffee culture is serious business in Vietnam. The French began cultivating robusta plantations in the late 19th century. The country has grown, exported, and, increasingly, consumed the fruits of its labour ever since. Iced coffee is a nationwide obsession. Vietnamese coffee is served as a dark-dark, concentrated brew. Like similarly robust powder-based Greek and Turkish coffee, Vietnamese coffee calls for some serious sugar […]
  • Brazilian Beer — 5 Brazilian Breweries You Should Know About

    By Pasture Braised on May 30, 2013
    Brazilian beer offers by far and away the largest beer selection we’ve found in South America. Brazilian beer is easy to order, easy to shop for, and very easy to drink day and night. South America isn’t known for draft beer, but at local botecos, beach-side bars, and restaurants here in Rio, cerveja chopp (draft beer) flows freer and cheaper than water (which is always […]
  • Peruvian Pisco Sour Recipe

    By Pasture Braised on May 21, 2013
    The Pisco Sour got its start in Lima in the 1920s. Like 99% of all things in Peru, an alternate origin story gives credit to Chile. But the frothy egg white Pisco Sour loved the world over is 100% Peruvian. Pisco is a clear 38-48% ABV brandy grown and distilled around Ica, Peru. Fun fact: producing 1 litre of wine takes […]
  • A Pisco Sour for Every Day of the Week — 5 Great Pisco Bars in Lima

    By Pasture Braised on May 20, 2013
    Pisco Sour, the national drink of Lima. It’s hard to think of a more ubiquitous city–drink pairing than Lima and the Pisco Sour. The traditional Peruvian Pisco Sour combines Peruvian Pisco, lime juice, egg whites, simple syrup, bitters, and ice. In a bizarre twist, bartenders across Lima mix their signature renditions in a blender and not by hand in a martini […]
  • Coffee Finca Dos Jefes—Coffee & Food for Thought

    By Pasture Braised on March 13, 2013
    Coffee finca Dos Jefes: great views and better insight into coffee & the independent coffee finca The town of Boquete, Panama is a pretty notch in the equatorial coffee belt. For people who count coffee a daily staple, it’s an insanely important region. If you drink coffee, like the way it smells, are curious how it’s grown and roasted, and want […]