Makes 1 serving

The pisco sour cocktail, invented in Peru around 1900, uses a pisco (Peruvian grape brandy) that has a bit of bite to it--that is, nothing too smooth--to create the balance in this creamy, frothy, limey drink.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a blender, whirl 3 ice cubes, pisco, sugar, fresh lime juice, and egg whites. Whirl until smooth (you'll no longer hear the ice cracking against the side of the blender) and serve straight up in a martini glass with a dash of aromatic bitters and a wedge of lime.

Step 2

Peruvian Pantry: Pisco. A brandy distilled from several different grape varieties grown in South America, it is the national drink of Peru and comes in many styles--from smooth and sippable to rough and fiery. (Chile also produces pisco, although Peru contends that the Chilean version is not real pisco but a Chilean brandy that needs its own name.) Pisco became popular in California during the Gold Rush, when Peruvian miners there extolled its virtues to fellow fortune-seekers.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Andina, Portland, OR

Ratings & Reviews

pisco33's Review

January 19, 2009
Excellent recipe, just tried it and it was quite tasty!

juliansy's Review

September 15, 2012
A pisco sour is made in a cocktail shaker with simple syrup (not sugar, which will not dissolved properly). These measures are also a bit off, and you should use half a fresh egg whites to every serving pisco sour (i.e. 1 fresh egg white for every 2 pisco sours). You should also add the aromatic bitters to the ingredients list (can use Angostura bitters or Chilean amargos, which are slightly different but very similar).