Pisco Sour

A bottle of pisco and a pisco sour garnished with a fresh lime in a vintage black and pink glass beside a fresh lime

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A Pisco Sour is a cocktail that originated in Peru and is a popular choice in bars across the world and if you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend you give it a go.

close up bottle of pisco and a pisco sour cocktail garnished with a fresh lime in a vintage black and pink glass beside a fresh lime
Pisco Sour Cocktail

What is a Pisco Sour?

A Pisco Sour, as mentioned, originates from Peru and is made with a Peruvian or Chilean brandy called Pisco (go figure right?). There’s been an ongoing battle between Chile and Peru about the origins of the drink but most people attribute the drink to a bar called Morris’ Bar where it was created by a man named Victor Morris.

How to Make a Pisco Sour

The cocktail combines Pisco, Angostura Bitters, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and Egg White. To make the drink, combine the ingredients in a Boston Shaker with ice and shake until cold. Once it’s ready, pour it into an old fashioned glass and garnish with bitters and a lime slice or wedge. If you enjoy this cocktail, try my Cranberry Whisky Sour as well.

close up bottle of pisco and a pisco sour cocktail garnished with a fresh lime in a vintage black and pink glass beside a fresh lime

The Glassware

I’ve had these glasses for a while and have yet to use it so I was pumped to find a great cocktail that would suit it. The glass is a vintage old fashioned glass by Cutler, a company that makes beautiful glassware. You can often find them at antique malls or on Etsy.

Enjoy the drink!

Mike

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Pisco Sour

A Pisco Sour is a cocktail that originated in Peru and is a popular choice in bars across the world and if you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend you give it a go.

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A bottle of pisco and a pisco sour garnished with a fresh lime in a vintage black and pink glass beside a fresh lime
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
Peru
Servings
1
Calories
197
Equipment
Array
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Pisco
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Egg white

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until cold.

  2. Pour into a glass with ice and garnish with bitters and a lime slice.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 59mg, Potassium: 49mg, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin C: 9mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Sandro C says

    Hi Mike,
    Very inspired that you are suggesting piscosour which is a great cocktail.
    In my experience, they ought to be made in a blender and my recipe is slightly different
    1/2 egg white
    1oz lime juice
    2oz pisco
    2oz ice (5 cubes)
    1oz gum syrup (not simple syrup)
    Now about Pisco’s origin, you gotta look up where Pisco actually is: it’s in Ica, Peru, about 250km south of Lima.
    Pisco
    Peru
    https://goo.gl/maps/qdKQFx6UQeAEosJK7

    • Mr. Kitchen Magpie says

      Interesting, I wasn’t aware of the blender recipe. Thanks for sharing (and thanks for sharing the map link too!)

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