Smooth, citrusy and classically Peruvian… escape to South America with our round-up of the city’s best pisco sours
Words Sabrina Nunez
Fitzrovia’s Michelin-starred restaurant Dabbous provides seasonal dishes without the fuss of similar restaurants of its calibre. Below the restaurant sits Oskar’s Bar, where Barsol Pisco, lemon, pink grapefruit zest, cream and egg white are combined and topped off with an infusion of jasmine and pineapple to produce this bright yellow cocktail appropriately called the Piscotheque.
Everything about Lima Floral’s Pisco Sour is classic. Made with Luna Quebranta, lime, sugar, egg white and Chuncho bitters, this drink is as authentic as it gets. The Peruvian Bajo Bar at Lima Floral suits its Covent Garden location with its good food and fun ambience. Best part of Bajo Bar is the happy hour where you can get two for one on the Pisco Sour from 5-7, Monday-Thursday.
Ceviche and pisco sours have a long history of working together in perfect harmony, which is why a visit to Senor Ceviche is a total necessity for an authentic Peruvian experience. Punchy and perfectly made, the iconic combo of lime juice, egg white and Chuncho bitters for this Pisco Sour at Senor Ceviche is the ideal companion to a comforting plate of fresh ceviche.
For a contemporary twist on a classic, the Samba Sour at Sushi Samba matches the cool and modern vibe of the restaurant. Pisco Brandy and maraschino liqueur, yuzu, egg white and a turmeric infusion come together for this velvety and refreshing take on the drink that’s truly unique.
This South American gem offers up pisco infusions and the results are beautiful takes on the classic cocktail that are completely inviting. The best way to enjoy Coya is by kicking back with the Bottomless Pisco Sour at their brunch and sharing the tastes of Peru with friends.
Located in Marylebone, the Papa Bar at Pachamama is loaded with pisco options to tailor to your taste. The Classic Papa’s Pisco with the house offering of Barsol Quebranta that mixes with fresh lime, sugar and Amargo Chuncho. Alternatively, Pachamama offers the Mama’s Pisco that includes fresh orange, raspberry, mint, lime and sugar for a fruity twist.
This gastronomic hub of Peruvian cuisine has its own Pisco Bar full of cocktails to suit any need. The Pisco Sour features Pisco Quebranta, lime, sugar syrup, egg white and Peruvian Chuncho bitters. Other options include chili-infusions, passion fruit and even peanuts. Ceviche have truly mastered pisco perfection.
Tucked away in Kensington’s Town House, K Bar’s Pisco Sour is simply made. Barsol Quebranta Pisco, lime, sugar, Amargo Chuncho bitters and egg white unite for traditional taste. Sipping on this classic in the K Bar with its polished oak panelling and royal blue upholstery is elegance epitomised.