Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour Cocktail

Base Spirit: Pisco

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Sour, Sweet

About the Pisco Sour Cocktail

The Pisco Sour is an exotic twist for any cocktail party or gathering. While both Chile and Peru claim this classic as their own, this cocktail has sweet and sour flavors that can be enjoyed anywhere in the world.

Ingredients in the Pisco Sour Cocktail

  • 2 oz Pisco (Barsol Quebranta)
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 1 Fresh egg white

Garnish: Lime wheel and Angostura Bitters

Glass: Highball or flute

How to make the Pisco Sour Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass or Champagne flute. Garnish with a lime wheel and 3 gentle drops of Angostura Bitters, which will settle in the foam of the cocktail. Using a straw, swirl the bitters into a simple design.

Watch Liquor.com advisory board member H. Joseph Ehrmann make a proper Pisco Sour in our How to Cocktail video.

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