pisco sour

pisco sour

The Pisco Sour is a classic South American cocktail that uses that most South American of spirits, pisco. Both Peru and Chile claim pisco as their national liquor and the pisco sour as their national cocktail. It’s easy to see why. This delicious drink goes down easy while providing the unmistakable bite of the unique grape spirit. Now, here’s how to make it.


2 oz pisco
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup
1 egg white
Angostura bitters

Add pisco, lemon, simple syrup and egg white to a shaker without ice, and shake for 15 seconds. Add ice, then shake again until cold. Strain into a coupe and top with a few drops of Angostura bitters.

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One of the keys to a great pisco sour also is using a non-aromatic pisco. The reason for this is using an aromatic or a mosto verde will hide this pisco an you will just have a sweetened lime juice cocktail, but a non-aromatic variety (a pisco made with Quebranta, Mollar, Negra Criolla, or Uvina grapes) will have the flavor that makes it all right.