Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour Cocktail
A simple sour cocktail, the Pisco Sour is a fantastic way to discover the wonders of this South American brandy. Bill Boch / Photolibrary / Getty Images
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

I fell in love with the Pisco Sour in a Peruvian restaurant where many other pisco drinks adorned the menu. This cocktail is refreshing and one of the most popular drinks in Peru and Chile, where pisco is typically produced.

Pisco is an unaged brandy but it has unique characteristics and this simple sour drink is a great introduction to it. If drinking raw egg concerns you feel free to use an egg substitute, it is not quite the same drink in the end but is close enough to count.


  • 1 1/2 ounces pisco
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1​ egg white
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters (or to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the pisco, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Add Angostura bitters to taste.