Cool Yourself Down with a South American Pisco Sour

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Are you familiar with pisco sours? This South American cocktail is exotic, yet accessible. The only potential complication to making this citrusy cocktail is finding pisco, the main liquor in the drink.

The liquor, which is similar to brandy, originates from grapes used to make wine in Chile and Peru. It’s common in the West Coast region of South America and is a perfect drink to enjoy the warm and sunny climate of the region.

Pisco can be found at most decent liquor stores, so be sure to find it before embarking on this flavor adventure! If not, your pisco sour just won’t taste right. Here’s the recipe.


  • 2 parts pisco liquor
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice cubes

Start off by adding all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Be sure to add ice, as this will chill down the drink to its desired temperature.

Shake the ingredients thoroughly, enough to create the characteristic foam for which the beverage is known.

Strain into a glass, and serve immediately. If you’d like, you can sprinkle a dash or two of angostura bitters into the drink, but they aren’t necessary.


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