This classic Peruvian cocktail made with Pisco a type of brandy is delicious, herbaceous, and fruity in the best blend possible. I turned my plain pisco sour into Strawberry Pisco Sour, how neat.
What is Pisco Sour?
Pisco Sour is a Peruvian-style cocktail made using the base liquor Pisco and the sour in reference to the sour citrus juice. Pisco is a type of brandy and is clear in color and higher in alcohol content. The taste notes are more sweet and herbaceous.
Can I make different flavors of Pisco Sour?
Absolutely! Pisco sour has many different versions. There is also a Chilean version which is similar but using Chilean pisco with no bitters or egg whites.
You can make a Pisco sour of different flavors, so far apart from this lovely Strawberry Pisco. I have seen rhubarb pisco, honey pisco sour, and pineapple coconut pisco sour which I will probably make soon because it sounds too fantastic.
Using egg whites in Pisco Sour?
You do not have to use egg whites, though it is the classic Peruvian way and it makes the drink 10 times better with the creamy and foaminess. But don’t be discouraged, it still is delicious without. Remember the Pisco, is what actually makes this drink come together perfectly. The strawberry is enough flavor on its own, just imagine when it comes together with the rest of the ingredients.
WARNING: Please use real and fresh egg whites. Consuming raw food may cause foodborne illness.
Making strawberry juice
I muddled 10 large strawberries in order to make at least 2 oz of strawberry juice then strain it. If you prefer using a blender that’s fine as well.
Shaker or Blender for Pisco Sour?
I would prefer a shaker but that’s just my preference. If you do not have a shaker then use a blender, that would be your only efficient and logical choice. Please do that over-blend, if there is such a word.
When shaking your cocktail, please remember to shake well you need that egg to become foamy and the longer you shake the more foamy it comes.
How is Pisco Sour served?
It usually serves straight up without ice, but I am pretty sure rules were meant to be broken, right?
Pisco Garnish: Pisco Sour is garnished with angostura bitters, but is optional.
Drinkware: Serve in an up martini glass or old fashion glass.
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Strawberry Pisco Sour
- 4 oz Pisco
- 2 oz fresh strawberry juice
- 2 oz lime juice
- 2 oz simple syrup
- 2 tbsp egg white
- 4 drops Angostura Bitters
- 2 cups ice
- In a cocktail shaker pour pisco, simple syrup, lime juice, strawberry juice, and egg white in that order.
- Add ice, and shake vigorously. If you don’t have a shaker you can use a blender.
- Strain into a glass of choice then adds Angostura bitters on top of the foam to garnish.
Consuming raw, or undercooked food may cause foodborne illnesses.