One of the most famous cocktails in Peruvian cuisines is Algarrobina. Algarrobina cocktail is a typical city drink with a sweet and soft flavor always served cold and frothy to enjoy its creamy texture. The chief ingredient used is preparing Algarrobina is carob syrup. Many Latin American countries use carob syrup to prepare delightful cocktails.
Carob or Algarrobo – A Boon for Peru
Carob syrup is extracted from black carob tree, also known as Tree of Life in Peru. This tree is abundantly available in Northern Peru. The wood from this tree is widely used for cooking as it adds great aroma to food. Carob tree produces a fruit in the form of pods called carob that are carefully processed through boiling processes, pressing and filtration to obtain a refined extract called carob syrup.
The syrup is rich in vitamins and proteins. It is considered to be an excellent remedy for treatment of sexual dysfunction and respiratory conditions. It is also used in natural medicines to heal anemia and provide beautiful skin. And it provides a great flavor to whatever recipes it is added to.
How do you prepare Algorrobina cocktail?
cocktail is fairly simple to prepare. The ingredients involved to prepare Algarrobina are evaporated milk or unsweetened condensed milk, ice cubes, carob syrup, eggs, sugar and Pisco (a typical Peruvian grape brandy).
To begin with, eggs are blended in a mixer and gradually evaporated milk is added followed by carob syrup, pisco sour, sugar and ice cubes. You can check the taste, texture and density of the cocktail during preparation and add additional quantity of any ingredient to suit your taste buds.
If you want a creamy flavor then you can substitute evaporated milk with condensed milk. Algarrobina cocktail is best served in cocktail glasses with a pinch of cinnamon powder sprinkled in the top.