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Peruvian Pisco Sour Recipe

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This Peruvian pisco sour recipe is one of my favorite classic cocktail recipes! Peruvian pisco is shaken with fresh lime juice, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and egg whites for an impressive drink recipe that everyone will love!

Fun fact: The pisco sour is the national drink of Peru. They even have a national holiday to celebrate the drink! National Pisco Sour Day is held the first Saturday of every February, but if you can’t make it to Peru in time, this homemade Peruvian pisco sour will have to do.

These are the perfect cocktails for just about any party, they always go down so easily! I like to serve them with bacon wrapped brussel sprouts and cranberry meatballs for appie night.

Classic Peruvian pisco sour recipe being made on a cutting board.
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What Is Pisco

Pisco is a clear brandy made from muscat grapes originating from – you guessed it – Peru and Chile. There’s actually a long standing debate between the countries on who invented the pisco sour.

Pisco liquor was originally made by Spanish settlers as an alternative to orujo, a Spanish brandy.

Pisco is used in many popular cocktails like pisco punch, the chilcano, the caspiroleta, and of course this Peruvian pisco sour recipe.

Peruvian pisco sours on a cutting board garnished with lime wedges.

How To Make Pisco Sour

There are many ways to make a classic pisco sour, but the measurements are always the same. Use 3 parts pisco, 1 part simple syrup, and 1 part lime. Add in some egg whites and angostura bitters for the perfect frothy cocktail.

All you have to do is add your ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake away! If I don’t have one handy, two inverted cups will work in a pinch. Just make sure they seal if you do this so you don’t end up shaking a pisco sour all over your guests (not that I have done this…)

Egg whites may sound strange in a drink, but they create a silky, velvety texture in the pisco sour while giving the sour its staple frothy head. Garnish the Peruvian pisco sours with a lime and a dash of bitters for the perfect party drinks!

Peruvian pisco sour cocktails on a cutting board.

What Is Angostura Bitters?

Angostura bitters is a type of bitters originating from the town of Angostura. The bottle is easily recognized for its large oversized label.

Angostura bitters do not actually contain angostura bark, but they do have a distinct flavor. They are used throughout the USA in many popular drink recipes like the pink gin, the old fashioned, the manhattan, and of course this pisco sour recipe.

Angostura bitters can be found at most cocktail supply stores around the world. Some grocery stores may even carry them. Alternatively, you can easily get them on Amazon here. 

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Peruvian Pisco Sour Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 2 cocktails
Author: Bailey
This Peruvian pisco sour recipe is one of my favorite cocktails! Peruvian pisco is shaken with fresh lime juice, simple syrup, angostura bitters, and egg whites for an impressive drink recipe that everyone will love! 
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  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 ounces pisco
  • 2 ounces lime juice, fresh
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce egg whites
  • angostura bitters, to taste


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients.
  • Shake until chilled and strain into a cocktail glass. 
  • Garnish with a lime slice and a few drops of angostura bitters.
  • If desired, use a toothpick to swirl the angostura bitters into a design.
Calories: 180kcal

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