Cocktail Recipe: Pisco Sour

The Pisco Sour was created by an expat American named Victor V. Morris who traveled to Lima, Peru in the early-20th century to open a saloon. (Lima was something of a boom town in those days due to the mining industry.)

A variation on the Whiskey Sour, Morris supposedly first mixed his version using the native spirit on July 28, 1904. Of course, as with the Daiquiri, attributing the origination of a relatively simple cocktail to just one person at one particular time is problematic.

But if nothing else, Morris was a significant figure in the standardization and popularization of the Pisco Sour, and for that he certainly deserve praise.

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Pisco
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 Fresh Egg White
  • Lime Wheel, for garnish
  • Angostura Bitters, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Dry shake ingredients without ice first, then add ice and shake again. Strain into a highball glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and a few drops of Angostura bitters. If desired, some fresh nutmeg can be grated on top.
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