Posted by: Ali | February 6, 2010

Day of Pisco Sour

Today is officially the day of Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink, in bars all over Peru.  It’s made from grapes, and is apparently sort of like brandy (but I don’t know what brandy tastes like).  The drink is actually named after a region in Peru, called Pisco, which is quite close to Ica and Huacachina where I went sandboarding, or about 4 hours south of Lima on the coast.

In honour of Pisco Sour Day, here is a recipe for how to make one yourself!  (Don’t be afraid of the egg!)

  • 3 ounces of pisco
  • 1 ½ ounces of sugar
  • 2 Glasses of lemon juice
  • White of an egg
  • Shaken ice
  • Add drops of Amargo Angostura

Or you can watch the professionals do it.  The New York way:

Or the Peruvian way:

(I think I like the Peruvian way better)


  1. I LOVE Pisco Sours. The pisco you can get in Calgary is usually Chilean (Pisco Capel). I make them the Peruvian way. They rock!


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