Pisco Sour cocktail

Pisco Sour
Pisco sour is a cocktail of earthy flavour and a heady floral perfume and originating from Peru.
The drink contains Pisco spirit mixed with lime juice, sugar syrup and egg white. It is finished with a few drops of bitters to add colour and fragrance to the cocktail in addition to its a tang and sweet flavour.
Pisco sour was created in the early 20th century by an American bartender Victor Morris who was residing in Peru. Since then Pisco sour has become one of signature drinks of Peru.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Old Fashioned glass


  • 50 ml Pisco
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 25 ml sugar syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 drops Angostura bitters
  • 1 lime slice (to garnish; optional)


  • Mix Pisco, lime juice, simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker with no ice. Shake for 20 seconds.
  • Add ice and shake again for another 20 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled old-fashioned glass.
  • Add a few drops of bitters and garnish with a lime slice.
  • Serve.


What makes a Pisco Sour cocktail sour?

Sours are traditionally mixed drinks that comprise a liqueur, lemon or lime juice and a sweetener such as simple syrup.

What are some popular sour cocktails?

The Whiskey SourAmaretto SourGin Sour the and New York Sour are all popular drinks in the sour cocktail family.

It is believed that Pisco can be produced only in Peru since the country has the perfect rocks, sediments, relief and soil for the birth of this distillate.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.