Peruvian Pisco Sour is a gem; this foamy lemonade cocktail contains a grape-distilled liquor called Pisco with limes, syrup and an egg white topped with a few drops of Angostura bitter.
I know the egg white can scare a few away… there might be a slight risk of getting sick, but there isn’t any problem if you get a fresh egg and let me say: the danger is well worth it! This Peruvian Pisco Sour drink is an elegant, fluffy lemonade for grown-ups.
A Peruvian Drink
I’ve spent a year in Peru, where on our first night out, we were told to try this foamy and refreshing drink, their national drink. Right on the spot, I fell in love with this unique drink and its thick foam. So refreshing and new! It’s the margarita of Peru, and everyone passing by must try this famous Peruvian cocktail called Pisco Sour.
Billy the Bartender
Just as a little side note, I would like to let you know about the best bartender I’ve ever met; he was this shy, well-composed, really professional young Peruvian working in the most beautiful “vantage-looking” bar in the corner of the Plaza de Armas in Trujillo; he was called Billy. We visited him weekly, and I’ve learned a great deal from looking at him making his magic behind the bar. He always made us his latest creations, which he was so good at developing. We would be the happiest Guinea Pigs in the world; trying all those cocktails was divine! I just wanted to highlight his talent!
So let’s get back to our Pisco Sour recipe. I did mine in a blender, which makes the egg extra foamy, but this cocktail could also be made with the usual shaker and good arm muscles.
Other Nice Cocktails
So let’s make this national cocktail of Peru!
Peruvian Pisco Sour
- 45 ml pisco
- 3 key limes (juice)
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 fresh egg
- 1 tbsp simple sirup or sugar
- 5 drops angostura bitter
- Start by cutting a slice of key lime for the finale cocktail decoration.
- Blend or Shake the lime juice, pisco, sirup, egg white and the ice cubes.
- Serve in a class with a few drop of angostura on top and a fresh lime.