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How To Make The Pisco Sour

How To Make The Pisco Sour

What is pisco anyway? Why does it work so well in a classic sour cocktail template? We answer these questions and more, while pissing off some Chileans in the process.


  1. Cocktail set (includes Boston shaker, jigger, bar spoon, hawthorne strainer, muddler)

  2. Angled measuring jigger

  3. Citrus juice squeezer

  4. Coupe glasses

Pisco Sour

  • 2 oz (60ml) pisco

  • .75 oz (22ml) fresh lime juice

  • .75 oz (22ml) simple syrup

  • Pinch of salt

  • Egg white of 1 large egg (optional)

  • 5-6 drops of aromatic bitters

  1. Chill a rocks glass with ice water, set aside

  2. Add pisco, lime, simple syrup, and salt to a boston shaker

  3. Add ice, shake, then double strain back into the shaker glass

  4. Discard the ice

  5. Add egg white to the shaker tin

  6. Shake cocktail and egg white together vigorously for 15 seconds

  7. Strain cocktail into a rocks glass

  8. Drop bitters on top of egg white foam, and use a toothpick to swirl into a design

"Green Russian" from Archer

"Green Russian" from Archer