The Pisco sour originated in Peru and uses Pisco--a grape brandy produced in Peru and Chile. Combined with lime juice, simple syrup, and an egg white, it's a thick and foamy drink that's sure to please.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine Pisco, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake for 10 to 20 seconds to emulsify the egg white. Add ice; cover and shake until chilled.

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  • Strain into chilled Champagne coupe. Garnish with 4 drops Angostura Bitters swirled with two straws.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 17.2g; sodium 64.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2014
My husband's sister lives in Santiago Chile and we had our first Pisco Sours while visiting her in 2006. We sent our daughter there this summer and my sister-in-law sent a bottle of Pisco back with her to bring to us. Slight little problem though - as my daughter is only 15. She was detained by Customs & Immigration after honestly answering their question about if she was carrying any alcohol with her. She was escorted to us by a Customs officer. We had no idea what was going on until the officer explained that people under the age of 21 are not allowed to transport alcohol! Duh! What was my SIL thinking? Anyway he let the Pisco (and our daughter) through seeing that WE were over 21 and the ones picking her up from the airport. Now we can make Pisco sours and this recipe is just how I remember them. Be careful though as a couple of these will knock you on your butt! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2014
My husband's sister lives in Santiago Chile and we had our first Pisco Sours while visiting her in 2006. We sent our daughter there this summer and my sister-in-law sent a bottle of Pisco back with her to bring to us. Slight little problem though - as my daughter is only 15. She was detained by Customs & Immigration after honestly answering their question about if she was carrying any alcohol with her. She was escorted to us by a Customs officer. We had no idea what was going on until the officer explained that people under the age of 21 are not allowed to transport alcohol! Duh! What was my SIL thinking? Anyway he let the Pisco (and our daughter) through seeing that WE were over 21 and the ones picking her up from the airport. Now we can make Pisco sours and this recipe is just how I remember them. Be careful though as a couple of these will knock you on your butt! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2014
Excellent. Just as I remember them in Lima. Read More
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