Food Pisco sour recipe

Published on March 28th, 2014 | by Leigh Barnes


Make it at home: pisco sour recipe

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Everybody knows that the Pisco Sour is Peru’s most famous – and delicious – drink. But not everybody knows how to make a Pisco Sour. Well, we do. And we’re willing to share this information with you, so long as you repay us by making us some Pisco Sours at some point down the track. Deal? Good.

One of South America’s superstar cocktails – the Pisco Sour is surprisingly simple (so long as you can get hold of some pisco – which you should be able to from any good liquor shop). First made by Spanish settlers when they first arrived in Peru, pisco is named after the conical bottles it was originally brewed in. The flavour of this light brandy isn’t overpowering, but pairing it with the right stuff (see below) results in the kind of deliciousness most other drinks can only dream of.


Two shots of pisco

One shot of lime juice

One shot of sugar syrup

Ice cubes

Half an egg white


Shake for 60 seconds (thoroughly, with your hands, whilst listening to some Spanish

Pour into glass and add a dash of bitters

Enjoy with friends

Let the pisco disco commence:


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