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Pisco Sour Cocktail – A Pisco and Lemon Drink

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Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by Leah Hall

A great, tart lemon juice and pisco in this Pisco Sour Cocktail!


For this post we are going to go back to the classics with the Pisco Sour Cocktail. Reputed to have been invented in Lima, Peru back in the 1920’s, the Pisco Sour is the national drink of both Chile and Peru and sometimes a major source of dispute between the two countries as both claim their version is the correct one!

Pisco Sour Cocktail - 2 cocktails with white foam in rocks glasses and lemon slices. Lemons and greenery in the background.

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Pisco and Lemon

Pisco is a clear brandy made in Chile and Peru by distilling wine into a spirit. For this drink we used a Peruvian Pisco, which is the most common style of pisco found in the United States, is made exclusively in copper pot stills. Aged for a minimum of 3 months, Peruvian pisco enters is bottled at its full distillation strength and is never diluted, giving it a very distinctive flavor. We decided to make a classic Pisco cocktail, so we decided on the Pisco Sour which is egg white, Pisco and lemon juice.


Just a dash of simple syrup adds sweetness, and adds to the creaminess of the egg white.

Pisco Sour Cocktail in two rocks glasses with pisco bottle, flowers and lemons in background.

What Ingredients are Needed for the Pisco Sour?

  • Simple Syrup
  • Pisco
  • Lemon Juice
  • Egg White


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What Type of Alcohol is Pisco?

It is a colorless or yellow/amber colored brandy. Pisco is from Peru and Chile and is fermented grape juice. It is bottled after aging with no additives or dilution. The fermented wine is then distilled.


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Pisco Sour Cocktail
Yield: 1

Pisco Sour Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A classic cocktail, topped with a lovely froth in this pisco sour recipe.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Pisco
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white


Do a dry shake in a shaker with all ingredients. (No Ice)

Add ice, then shake to add the foam to the drink.

Pour into a cocktail glass or a rocks glass.

Garnish with lemon if desired.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 6.6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 24.9gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 10.5gProtein: 3.7g

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Friday 5th of June 2015

I would love to drink one of these by the pool this summer. Yum!

The 'Noms.

Friday 5th of June 2015

Us too! Enjoy!

Antonio V.

Friday 5th of June 2015

Going to make this this weekend. Thanks!!

The 'Noms.

Friday 5th of June 2015

Awesome! Cheers!

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