Pisco Sour


The most famous cocktail in Peru is surely Pisco Sour. Of course you will have to drink at least one of these drinks during your stay in Peru. And no worries, there is a Pisco Sour Mixing Class included in your Spanish language course . You will do the whole cocktail mixing process yourself, and than get to drink your own delicious cocktail. Of course it will all be in Spanish. But here we will give you the recipe in English, so you can send it to your family and friends.

Ingredients for Pisco Sour

There are many ways to make the famous pisco sour, so it’s best to know the fundamentals. The basic formula is 3 parts pisco to 1 part simple syrup and 1 part lime juice. With that goes egg white, and a sprinkle of Angostura bitters.

  • 3 ounces pisco
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce key lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Angostura bitters (2-3 dashes)
  • Ice cubes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Very tart lime juice is essential. Many recipes call for lemon juice, possibly a translation error from the Spanish word “limon”. Limones are actually small South American limes, similar to key limes (also known as”Peruvian lemons”).

Shake this cocktail well, so that when you pour it into an old-fashioned glass, you get a nice half inch layer of foam on top.