• Fill a glass with ice. Pour 60ml Pisco into a Boston glass or cocktail shaker. (SBS Food)Source: SBS Food
Since 2003, Peru has celebrated a National Pisco Sour Day on the first Saturday of February. Here, pro-bartender Anton Forte – co-owner of Sydney's Shady Pines Saloon – shares his step-by-step guide for preparing this classic cocktail.
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Anton Forte

1 Dec 2013 - 9:57 AM  UPDATED 31 Mar 2021 - 10:33 AM

Anton's step-by-step guide to the pisco sour (see slideshow above)

  1. Fill a glass with ice. Pour 60ml Pisco into a Boston glass or cocktail shaker.
  2. Add 20ml sugar syrup, 30ml lemon juice, 3 dashes of bitters and 1 egg white.
  3. Shake the cocktail well to emulsify the egg white.
  4. Add ice to the Boston glass or cocktail shaker.
  5. Shake vigorously.
  6. And shake a little more.
  7. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with one massive ice cube.
  8. Using a spoon, carefully top with three drops of bitters.
  9. Serve immediately.