Created on July 27, 2023

Get ready to make the iconic Pisco Sour. Hailing from South America, this cocktail is a sublime blend of tart, sweet, and smooth flavors. Sometimes called Peruvian Sour, it's a must-try for all cocktail lovers.

Light yellow pisco sour cocktail in a rocks glass with thick foam layer and bitters garnish


  • 2 Ounces Pisco
  • ¾ Ounce Lime Juice
  • ¾ Ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White
  • 3 Drops Angostura Bitters (garnish)


  1. Add the Pisco, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, and Egg White to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Dry shake (shake without ice) hard for about 10 seconds to emulsify the egg white.
  3. Add ice to the shaker and shake again for 15 seconds, or until well-chilled.
  4. Strain into a glass.
  5. Top with a few drops of Angostura Bitters.
  6. Enjoy!

Tips For Making A Pisco Sour

  • Ensure your Pisco is a good one, because it carries the flavors of this drink.

  • If you really want the best Pisco Sour, freshly squeezed lime juice is a must. In this case, you can just squeeze a whole lime, which'll leave you with about 1 ounce of lime juice.

  • Doing a dry shake is crucial for ensuring you get a nice foamy top on the drink. Don't skip out on it!

  • Shaking with ice is also very important, since the drink won't be served with ice.

Pisco Sour Ingredients

The Pisco Sour is a refreshing cocktail made of 4 ingredients:

  • Pisco
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Egg white
  • Angostura bitters (optional)

Best Pisco For A Pisco Sour

The Pisco used can significantly impact the cocktail's overall flavor and quality. Opt for a quality Peruvian Pisco, such as Barsol, known for its smoothness and subtle grape flavor.

Similar Drinks

The Pisco Sour is closely related to many other of the "Sour" cocktails, including the Whiskey Sour, and there's basically a version of this for every type of liquor you can think of!

Pisco Sour History

The Pisco Sour has its roots in Peru and Chile, with its creation attributed to an American bartender, Victor Morris, in the early 1920s. It quickly gained popularity and became a beloved cocktail across continents.

Its simple elegance has seen it featured in various pop culture references, and it remains a classic choice in bars around the world today.


What Does A Pisco Sour Taste Like?

A Pisco Sour offers a unique flavor profile - the Pisco provides a smooth grape undertone, while the lime juice adds a punchy tartness. The simple syrup brings a perfect balance of sweetness, and the egg white offers a silky mouthfeel. The bitters garnish adds a touch of complexity.