How to Make a Pisco Sour

How to Cocktail: Pisco Sour

Both Chile and Peru claim this classic as their own. Top San Francisco bartender H. Joseph Ehrmann shows you how to make a Pisco Sour.


  • 2 oz Pisco (Pisco Portón)
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 1 Fresh egg white
  • Garnish: Lime wheel and Angostura Bitters
  • Glass: Highball or flute

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass or Champagne flute. Garnish with a lime wheel and 3 gentle drops of Angostura Bitters, which will settle in the foam of the cocktail. Using a straw, swirl the bitters into a simple design.



  • sskolak posted 3 months ago

    Mattwm- bacteria is found on the outside of the egg shell, not inside the egg- concern happens when there is cross contamination. (this is why you should always crack an egg on a flat surface, not an edge and risk pushing bacteria into the egg.) However, all eggs sold commercially in the US are pasteurized- drastically minimizing the chance of food poisoning. If you still have concerns, you can purchase pasteurized egg whites in a carton and pour from there.

  • ROBOTALCHEMIST posted 3 months ago

    I like to use a small martini actually makes the texture more fun

  • daniel-freitez-9b7c4 posted 4 months ago

    Mattwm... it´s ok. I´ve drank and served pisco sour so many times... besides the yolk would be the ugly part for a drink. And it´s better to drink it fast because in the end its taste changes a little bit.

  • Mattwm posted 9 months ago

    Am I the only one concerned about putting raw egg in a drink?

  • olmosmar posted 1 year ago

    I prefer to use highball glass

  • Cynic posted 2 years ago

    Lowball glass

  • Cody.Money.Braun posted 2 years ago

    I'd love to know where those measuring glasses were purchased from. Absolutely love them.

  • NATCH posted 2 years ago

    In the instructions the drink is served in highball, but the videos shows the rockglass. Wich one I must use?

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