National Pisco Sour Day | Pisco Sour Cocktail – The Foodie Patootie

National Pisco Sour Day | Pisco Sour Cocktail


Welp, it’s not only National Heavenly Hash Day, but it’s National Pisco Sour Day, too. I have to admit- I was way more excited for the heavenly hash cookies than this cocktail. Pisco, in case you don’t know like me, is a grape brandy and it’s pretty tasty!

I went to buy some at Total Wine, but it’s pretty expensive for a bottle. Thankfully, I found a friend who has the liquor so I borrowed some. 😉


When I was making this cocktail, Mike wanted to help and he said he would separate the yolk from the white for me. Then, he cracked the whole egg into the cup! I thought I would either need to grab the yolk with my hand, or use another egg and go through the normal separation of white from yolk.

Instead, he surprised me with this move:

Have any of you seen this separation method? Very cool!

Note: Instead of nutmeg, bitters are usually dashed on the top of this cocktail, but I didn’t have any bitters either, hehehe.

National Pisco Sour Day | Pisco Sour Cocktail
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: The Foodie Patootie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
  • 3 ounces Pisco
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 fresh egg white
  • Dash of grated nutmeg
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker ice cubes and all ingredients except the nutmeg. Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and sprinkle top with nutmeg.

Tomorrow: National Carrot Cake Day

8 Responses to “National Pisco Sour Day | Pisco Sour Cocktail”

  1. Krystal — February 2, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Seriously between the baked Alaska, the heavenly hash, the peking duck…and NOW THIS…I’m learning so much about food and booze recipes that I didn’t know existed.

    Can you tell me how this thing tastes?! With an egg white in there I’m a little leery! haha

    • Jennifer — February 3rd, 2014 @ 4:11 pm

      I meannnn, raw egg whites can be a little off putting and can potentially not be good for you in some cases, but this drink is pretty tasty. It has all the elements of taste- sweet, bitter, tart. Try it sometime!

  2. Karen — February 3, 2014 at 9:41 am

    OMG the Pisco Sour! There is much contention surrounding this drink and its origins. Both Peruvians and Chileans claim that the drink originated in their country and that their Pisco is superior. I think history rests on the side of the Peruvians, however, much like true Champagne can only come from the Champagne region of France. Anyway, I drank tons of Pisco (and Pisco sours) when I lived in Santiago. Delicious!

    • Jennifer — February 3rd, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

      Woohoo, I’m glad you wrote a mini history lesson, haha. It’s definitely an interesting drink!

  3. Tyana — February 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Seems interesting! I never thought egg and liquor would go together. The bottle/egg trick is super cool. Kudos to Mike the super genius. 🙂

    • Jennifer — February 3rd, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

      I know! I thought Mike was ruining my whole drink by not separating the white from the yolk, but then he whipped out a plastic bottle like “and what?!”

  4. Leslie — February 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    LOVE a pisco sour!!! I wonder if Megan has seen this? She’s obsessed with them. And leave it to the guy to mess the egg up 😉 Lol…Chris always *wants* to help too. Turned out just lovely!!

    • Jennifer — February 12th, 2014 @ 10:40 am

      I didn’t know she loved Pisco Sours! I only heard about the Moscow Mule obsession. The egg did turn out just fine, but he gave me a heart attack when he just cracked the egg in the glass instead of the traditional method of filtering out the white.

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