Blood Orange Pisco Sour

This Blood Orange Pisco Sour Cocktail is as delicious as it is pretty. With pisco, blood orange and 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.

blood orange pisco sours with egg white foam and dehydrated oranges on top
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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!

How to Make a Blood Orange Pisco Sour

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 15-20 seconds.
  2. 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.
pisco sour cocktails with blood oranges for garnish

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 🎓!

blood orange pisco sour after dry shaking in shaker

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.

bottle of  Capel pisco

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 it can also just stand by itself without a garnish, IMO.

dehydrated orange on top of egg white cocktail foam

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Blood Orange Pisco Sour

A pisco sour with blood orange juice makes this beautigul pink drink!
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Peruvian
Keyword: blood orange, blood orange cocktail, egg white cocktail, pisco, pisco sour
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • measuring jigger
  • fine-mesh strainer
  • coupe cocktail glass

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Pisco
  • 1 oz blood orange juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • dehydrated orange or lime wedge garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 15-20 seconds.
    blood orange pisco sour after dry shake in shaker
  • 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.
    blood orange cocktail with an orange garnish

Notes

  • *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.

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.

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