Peruvian Pisco Sour

Make Pisco Sours With Those Extra Eggs

Pisco Sours With Those Extra Eggs

20110813-101442.jpgHere is something truly worthy of using those excess eggs for.  My Peruvian friend Sinclair first introduced me to Pisco Sours, but I had seen them on The Secret of the Incas.  Charleton Heston’s character Harry Steele had ordered this rich frothy drink while searching for treasure in the Andes mountains.  The Indiana Jones movies are suspiciously close to The Secret of the Incas and Harry Steele’s exploits but I don’t recall seeing Indiana Jones ordering a Pisco Sour.
Pisco brandy is sometimes hard to find but always get Peruvian when you can.  It’s a long-running debate which is better but I’ve set my sights on Peruvian when I can get it.  A little lime juice and simple syrup with a couple drops of bitters accompany the frothy egg white very nicely.  It’s quite simple to make and easy to enjoy.


1 part lemon juice
2 parts Pisco brandy
1 part simple syrup ( melted sugar)
1 egg white
Drop or two of Angostura bitters

Mix ice, lemon juice, Pisco, simple syrup, and the egg white into a drink shaker.  Vigorously shake for about 15 to 20 seconds and strain into a ‘6-ounce’ cocktail glass.  The ‘quotes’ are there as I rarely make a 6 ounce cocktail with this one.  Go big or go home.  You’ll want to run around with a Fedora and  flight jacket on looking for treasure.


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