How To: Make a pisco sour mixed drink

Make a pisco sour mixed drink

Learn how to make a pisco sour mixed drink.

It's time to brush up on your Spanish, because Peru's delicious national drink commands mucho respect.


You Will Need

* A martini glass
* Ice
* 1 oz lemon juice
* 1 oz simple syrup
* A cocktail shaker
* 1 oz Pisco brandy
* 1 oz egg whites
* A strainer
* Bitters
* A toothpick

Step 1. Chill a glass

Chill a martini glass.

Step 2. Add lemon juice and syrup

Add the lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Step 3. Add Pisco brandy

Add the Pisco brandy.

Step 4. Add egg whites

Add the egg whites, which give the Pisco sour its thick texture and velvety froth.

Step 5. Shake and strain

Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and strain into the chilled martini glass.

Step 6. Add bitters

Add a dash of bitters to complete the drink and serve immediately. For added embellishment, use a toothpick to create a unique design in the bitters.


Tip: If you don't have time to chill the glass in the refrigerator, fill it with ice and let it sit while you mix your ingredients.

Tip: Make simple syrup by simmering equal parts sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let it cool, then transfer to a bottle or other container.

Warning: Raw egg carries a risk of salmonella infection. Use pasteurized egg whites to reduce your risk.

Fact: Chileans assert that the Pisco sour was first created using Chilean grapes, but Peruvians argue that Chile stole the drink from them.

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