With spring well underway, it’s time to think about which cocktails you’ll be sipping on this summer…


Read any bar menu and the likelihood is that many of the choices are from Latin America. The Caipirinha is a Brazilian staple. The Pina Colada – one of the most well known cocktails in the world – has its roots in Puerto Rico. The Margarita is a fabulous little drink from Mexico, and Cuba is to thank for the ever-popular Mojito. However, one drink you are less likely to find is the Pisco Sour. This zingy cocktail from Peru has just 5 ingredients, and is simple to make but delicious to drink – particularly on a hot day. Here’s our quick-fire guide on how to make it at home;

Ingredients (to make 2)

  • Large 50ml measure of chilled Pisco (a brandy made from grapes in Peru)
  • 50ml measure of sugar syrup, chilled
  • 1 chilled egg white
  • 1 lime straight out of the fridge
  • A pinch of Angostura bitters


Grab a cocktail shaker and add the pisco with a generous squeeze of lime juice, the sugar syrup and the egg white. Shake it (without ice) until you’ve created a good amount of foam from the egg white. Pour into a glass, and sprinkle the bitters on top of the foam.

And it’s really as simple as that – cheers!