Pisco Sour

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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1/2 tablespoon meringue powder

1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

2 ounces pisco

1 3/4 teaspoons simple syrup, recipe follows

Dash bitters

Very finely grated lime zest or lime wedge, for garnish

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water


  1. Dissolve meringue powder in lime juice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add meringue mixture, pisco, simple syrup and bitters. Cover and shake vigorously until frothy, mixed and chilled, about 45 seconds. Strain into a glass and garnish with grated zest or a wedge of lime.

Simple Syrup:

  1. Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  2. Yield: about 1 1/2 cups