5 Pisco Sours That'll Make You Feel Like You're Vacationing in Peru
If you're not an Instagram influencer who can make it to the coast of Peru this Summer, no worries, we're bringing the country to you via its national drink. The pisco sour packs a strong kick of alcohol (a brandy made of grapes that comes in three kinds: puro, acholado, and mosto verde), lime juice, and simple syrup that manages to taste refreshing and get you tipsy in minutes. Is there anything more perfect than that? Yes, actually: it takes just a few simple steps to have the cocktail ready to go and in your hand. Keep scrolling for a few recipes you'll be whipping up all season.
Classic Pisco Sour
This is a simple drink made using a 3:1:1 formula (three parts pisco, one part lime juice, and one part simple syrup) to create the perfect cocktail. If you don't like your drink that strong, it's OK to cut down on the pisco — but why would you do that?
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Frozen Pisco Sour
This has all the tangy taste of the classic drink with a frothy feel. The extra lime in the drink will give you a sour punch while also keeping you refreshed.
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Pisco Sour With Wine
Enjoy the perfect touch of sour and sweet. The addition of Marsala wine will complement the sour taste of the lime. Don't forget to add drops of Angustura bitters for decoration.
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Pisco Sour With Bitters
This sour and bitter drink is a great addition to any Summer meal. The key is to keep shaking the cocktail so you get that frothy consistency at the top.
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Spicy Pisco Cocktail
This spicy creation has a whole lot of ingredients, making it super unique. Sipping the drink, you'll taste the brown sugar, orange peel, and cinnamon sticks. In the end, the work will all be worth it.
Get the recipe: spicy pisco cocktail