The Best Ever Recipe for Pisco Sour

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This recipe for pisco sour makes a drink that’s the perfect frothy blend of sweet and sour. The blended drink contains pisco, a clear grape brandy, and gets its foam cap from a few egg whites. A dash or three of bitters adds a bit of aromatics to the cocktail.

Recipe card updated 3/24/22.

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TGIF! As Friday rolls around again, I’m thrilled to present a Cocktail O’ Clock recipe from my sweet friend Charissa. Charissa and I became friends over the internets this past year, as we obviously share a passion for gluten-free foods. Our friendship was sealed forever over a long lunch (yes, the one at the French Laundry), but for reals after she gave me the most delicious maple doughnut of all times (the inspiration for my recipe posted earlier this week).

Charissa is a beautiful and quiet soul, but deep down she has a wicked sense of humor. In fact, it was Charissa and Patrick that introduced our entire motley crew to the game Cards Against Humanity,  truly the most inappropriate, un-PC game I have ever played in my life (which naturally makes it the best game ever). Ahem.

From Charissa….

pisco sour

Some couples have a theme song. My husband and I have a theme drink: a pisco sour. Besides being the national drink of Peru (the country of our engagement), the pisco sour is the perfect frothy blend of sweet and sour. The blended drink contains pisco, a clear grape brandy, and gets its foam cap from a few egg whites. A dash or three of bitters adds a bit of aromatics to the cocktail.

It was truly love at first sip and we spent the rest of our time in Peru trying the different variations. We were lucky enough to do a home stay where our host actually showed us how to make the cocktail. Easy peasy!

As soon as we returned home from Peru, we threw an engagement party. On the menu were favorites like lomo saltado, tacu tacu, ceviche, and of course… pisco sours.

And while the classic pisco sour always has a place in my heart, sometimes it’s nice to mix it up. I’ve had an idea for a grapefruit pisco sour brewing in my head; the first day of spring seemed like the perfect time to celebrate with the blush colored cocktail.

Now whenever we have them they remind us of the time we sat atop a majestic mountain in Peru, Patrick on one knee, and me blushing in anticipation of what happened next.

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I first had the pleasure of tasting a pisco sour when my BFF from UCLA (who is Peruvian by the way) made it for me one evening. Charissa’s version, made with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is a bright, fragrant and refreshing update on a classic. I can only imagine the hilarity that would ensue after a couple of these…and a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity. I think I may just have to find out. Cheers!

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Grapefruit pisco sours

Grapefruit Pisco Sour

Charissa Luke
This version of the official cocktail of Peru, by Charissa Luke of Zest Bakery, is the perfect frothy blend of sweet and sour. The blended drink contains pisco, a clear grape brandy, and gets its foam cap from a few egg whites. A dash or three of bitters adds a bit of aromatics to the cocktail.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 439 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Place ice cubes, pisco, grapefruit juice, sugar, and egg white in a blender. Blend on high speed until finely pureed and foamy. Pour into two glasses and garnish with a dash of bitters in the center of the foam.

Notes

Because this cocktail uses raw egg whites, make sure you have the freshest eggs possible. If you are elderly, pregnant (you probably aren’t going to drink a cocktail whilst preggers, right?) or immuno-compromised in any way, consider eliminating them, or using pasteurized egg whites (in a carton).

Nutrition

Calories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSodium: 76mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. Cards Against Humanity & Grapefruit Pisco Sours…together? Wicked as wicked gets! (Just visited their site. Whoa!) The Big Lug and I love any type of grapefruit cocktail. Must try ASAP…as well as Cards Against Humanity. Mentioned this to him and he said, “Sounds like my kind of card game.” LOL!

  2. Thanks for the recipe! We had a locally grown grapefruit and were killing our bottle of pisco…so we just searched online for a recipe. This is to die for. We just love it!
    Thanks!
    Diana

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