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 minuscule 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 spend 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’ve felt in love for this drink, this unique drink with its thick foam is so refreshing. It’s the margarita of Peru, everyone passing by, needs to try this famous Peruvian cocktail called Pisco Sour.
Billy the Bartander
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 would go pay him a visit every week and I’ve learned a great deal from looking at him making his magic behind the bar. He would always make 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 simply divine! I mean this guy was and probably still is the God of cocktails, lost in a small town in Peru! Just wanted to highlight his talent! If you ever pay him a visit as for his creation of the day! He will blow your mind!
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.
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.