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How To Make an Authentic Pisco Sour

Updated on March 18, 2014
5 stars from 4 ratings of this Authentic Pisco Sour Recipe

Many variations of this popular adult beverage exist. This recipe is for a truly authentic Peruvian pisco sour. Just follow the simple instructions below, and pucker up to one of these tasty cocktails tonight.

Cook Time

Prep time: 8 min
Ready in: 8 min
Yields: (1) 8 fl oz beverage

Barware Required:

  • cocktail shaker
  • old-fashioned glass


  • 3oz Peruvian Pisco brandy
  • 1oz fresh lime juice, (1/2 of a large lime squeezed)
  • 1oz simple syrup, (see quick tip below instructions to make your own)
  • 1 egg white
  • a few dashes Amargo Chuncho Peruvian bitters
  • ice cubes


  1. Add the Peruvian Pisco brandy, fresh-squeezed lime juice, simple syrup and egg white to a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
  2. Add enough ice cubes to fill the shaker, and once again shake well (very well).
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass.
  4. Add 2-3 dashes of Amargo Chuncho bitters to the top of the foam, which should be about a half-inch thick.
  5. Serve right away while still cold, and before the foam settles. Enjoy!

Quick Tip

Click here to make your own simple syrup with just granulated sugar and water.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: (1) 8 fl oz beverage
Calories 139
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Sugar 4 g
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 56 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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