This Blood Orange Pisco Sour Cocktail is as delicious as it is pretty. With pisco, blood orange juice, lime juice, and an egg white, this cocktail is sure to impress. Make this cocktail for your next party or as a little treat for yourself.
The first time I tried a pisco sour was also the first time I had a cocktail with egg white in it. Needless to say, I was sold from the first sip and the pisco sour has been one of my favorite cocktails since.
This blood orange version uses fresh-squeezed blood orange juice to create a beautiful pink-colored cocktail that is perfect for a holiday celebration or any day of the week!
What is Pisco?
Pisco is actually a brandy from Peru and Chile made from grapes. It reminds me a little of tequila because of the sharp, earthy aroma. It definitely tastes smoother than it smells though.
The Pisco Sour is the most common drink I know of for this spirit and how I discovered it. I first tried a Pisco Sour at a Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco and since then it has been a favorite of mine. The citrus and egg white help balance out the pungent nature of the pisco.
How to Make a Blood Orange Pisco Sour
Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 15-20 seconds. Add a scoop of ice to the shaker and shake again for another 15-20 seconds until everything is nice and cold.
Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into your favorite coupe glass. Garnish with a dehydrated orange peel or a lime slice if desired. Enjoy immediately.
Why and How to Dry Shake a Cocktail
The reason you dry shake a cocktail is to make the egg white nice and foamy and to mix all of the ingredients together. When you shake it once before you add the ice, all of the ingredients incorporate together and the egg white begins to foam. The second shake is with ice to get your cocktail nice and cold.
By the way, the opposite of a dry shake is a wet shake. This is shaking a cocktail with ice. Now you know something you may not have known yesterday 🎓!
Do you have to add an egg white?
You will not have a traditional Pisco Sour if you do not add an egg white. However, you can still enjoy this cocktail without the egg white. See my notes in the recipe card on the USDA comments on egg whites in the recipe. Not everyone is comfortable adding egg white to their drink, and that’s ok!
How to make Simple Syrup
To make a simple syrup for cocktails, add one cup of sugar and one cup of water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil so that all of the sugar dissolves.
Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool before using. Store in a sealable container in the fridge and it should last for several weeks (but it probably won't make it that long 😉).
How to Garnish a Blood Orange Pisco Sour
If you want to make the beautiful dehydrated oranges as seen in my photos, check out my post HERE. If you don't have the patience to wait, you can also use a blood orange or lime wedge on the side of the glass. This drink is so pretty that it can also just stand by itself without a garnish, IMO.
Tools for the Home Bartender
Being a home bartender can be so much fun…if you have the right tools. You don’t have to break the bank and you don’t have to own EVERY tool you’ve ever seen at a bar.
But, if you want good cocktails, you need the right tools. Check out my post on Home Bar Tools for the best essential tools for home bartenders.
Blood Orange Pisco Sour
- coupe cocktail glass
- 2 ounces Pisco
- 1 ounces blood orange juice
- 1 ounces lime juice
- ¾ ounces simple syrup
- 1 egg white
- dehydrated orange or lime wedge garnish (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 8-10 seconds.
- Add a scoop of ice to the shaker and shake again for another 8-10 seconds until everything is nice and cold.
- Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into your favorite coupe glass. Garnish with a dehydrated orange peel or a lime slice if desired. Enjoy immediately.
- *The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers it safe to use raw eggs if they are pasteurized. Bottom Line: Raw eggs may contain a type of pathogenic bacteria called Salmonella, which can cause food poisoning. However, the risk of an egg being contaminated is quite low. Please proceed at your own risk and decide if you are ok with this. I have never had an issue.
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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Looks delicious I love orange Pisco sour
I loved this super fun recipe. Will definitely be making it again.
How beautiful and the addition of the egg white I imagine is just so mouthwatering. I love that you used the brandy from peru as well. Im gonna have to order that somewhere I usually use the brandy from Mexico. That blood orange slice at the top just elevates the drink so much, saving this for the Holla'days.
Thanks! Oh, now I'm intrigued with finding brandy from Mexico! Challenge accepted...LOL.
I love how the pisco sour recipe turned out! Not too sweet
Oh good! That's one of the things I like about pisco.
This is so pretty and looks delicious!
Thanks, Lilly, it's quite tasty!
Man, this drink would be the perfect end to a tough day or a great way to start the weekend!!
So true...I'm pretty sure I have made it for both!!😂
Love this cocktail as it’s got my fave type of orange! So pretty too!
Thank you, blood Oranges do make the best color!
So refreshing and delicious!
Beautiful, thanks for the great recipe!
You are welcome!
It looks incredibly delicious. I'll try to do it for Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing
It's perfect for Valentine's Day, thanks, Fabiana!
Jacqueline Meldrum says
That sounds love. I do love blood oramges when I can get them. They taste great and are such a gorgeous colour.
I totally agree! Blood oranges just have such a cool flavor and color!
My family is going to love this, thank you for the recipe!
You are welcome!
I know it's just Monday morning but I need this drink now! It looks so good.
Thanks, Priya! A Monday cocktail can be a good idea once in a while 😁.
What a gorgeous cocktail! Blood oranges are very 'now' and we're all in need of a cocktail or seven at the moment. Love it!
So true, Kate. I love blood orange season!
I love blood oranges and this sounds delicious as a cocktail! I can't wait to try this in a few months when I'm not pregnant 🙂
It will be worth the wait!! And... congratulations!