Behind the bar with Elin PK
Just in time for the summer season, we asked Elin PK to show us her skills with a shaker and make one of the most timeless and most appreciated cocktails – the Amaretto Sour, which also happens to be one of our new prints from Elin PK.
Hi Elin, and welcome back to Postery! On the theme of cocktails, we have a few questions for you. First, since we are now in Gothenburg, and you are a Gothenburgian, what are your three favourite places here?
Yes, of course! At the moment, my favourite places are Wolfgang Vincafé, Dubbel Dubbel on Surbrunnsgatan and Jinx Dynasty!
What does a perfect Friday night look like to you?
Hm, depends a bit on the season, I think! But if it's cold and dark, I want to eat something tasty and cosy up at home with good company, but if it's nice and warm, I'd prefer to take an AW in the sun that could easily turn into an evening on one of the long streets or Yaki!
Do you have a favourite cocktail?
As someone who draws cocktails for a living, I rarely drink one haha, but an Amaretto Sour or a well-made Espresso Martini is always nice!
How did you get the idea to create a cocktail collection?
I used to paint a lot of flowers, but felt that there were many other people who did too - which is completely understandable given how beautiful they are! But I wanted to find something different, something that, just like flowers, can suit many kinds of people and tastes. So I looked around at saved photos on Pinterest and in my camera album and realized that I saved many photos of nice drinks, evenings out with wine glasses or beer on a bar counter - and somewhere, the seed was planted that later became a whole series! Almost everyone has a favourite drink that reminds them of someone, a place or a situation, and I love that my illustrations can evoke those memories in people!
What are you doing this weekend?
I'm visiting my grandmother and grandfather in Småland, so I will hang out with relatives and family during Easter!
THE AMARETTO SOUR
Amaretto Sour is a classic cocktail that has been popular for decades. This sweet and sour cocktail is made with amaretto liqueur, which is a sweet almond-flavoured liqueur, and lemon juice, which gives it a refreshing, tangy flavour. The combination of sweet and sour flavours makes it a perfect drink for those who enjoy a balanced and tasty cocktail. The Amaretto Sour is usually served over ice and garnished with a slice of lemon and maraschino cherry, making it a visually appealing drink as well.
AMARETTO SOUR RECEPIE
1 ½ ounces Amaretto liqueur
1 ounce simple syrup
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
1 egg white
1 lemon slice
1 maraschino cherry
1. Pour the Amaretto, simple syrup, egg white and fresh lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 15 seconds.
2. Strain into a rock glass filled with fresh ice.
3. Garnish with a lemon slice and one maraschino cherry.