Celebrate Pisco Sour Day in NYC with These Riffs on the Classic

It’s Pisco Sour Day and what better way to celebrate than with a creatively crafted take on the classic cocktail. Traditionally made with pisco, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white, below are 6 Pisco El Gobernador variations concocted by some of the very best bar talent from around New York City.

Drink up, and enjoy!

Safe Haven


from Sanctuary Hotel’s Elda de Villa

  • 2 oz. El Gobernador
  • .5 oz. Elderflower liquor
  • 1 oz. Strawberry purée
  • .75 oz. lime juice
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 5 dashes Aztec chocolate bitters

Shake and serve up. Garnish with mint and a flower.



from Ousia’s John Livanos

  • 2 oz. El Gobernador
  • .5 oz. Pomegranate syrup
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • .5oz lemon juice

Shake and serve up. Garnish with pink peppercorns.

Pisco Sour, Sixty Thompson Style


from Bistrot Leo – 60 Thompson hotel’s Fausto Fernandez

  • 1.75 oz El gobernador Pisco
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz fresh grapefriut juice
  • .5 oz of white eggs

Dry shake for 15 seconds add ice and shake for another 15 served in a chilled coupe garnish with 3 drops of Angostura bitters.

Apricot Pisco Sour


from Saxon and Parole’s Maxime Belfand

  • 2 oz. El Gobernador
  • .25 oz. lemon grass honey
  • .75 oz. apricot purée
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 egg white

Dry shake, regular shake, serve up with a lemon zest discard. Garnish with bee pollen.

Dusk Til Dawn


from Alan Wither at The Modern

  • Pinch of salt
  • .75 oz. chicha morada*
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • .25 oz. creme violet
  • .75 oz. old duff genever
  • 1 oz. El Gobernador pisco
  • 1 egg white

Dry shake, wet shake, pour into coupe and garnish with a pinch of ground black pepper.

*Chicha Morada

  • 1 lb dry blue corn
  • 1 whole pineapple skins only
  • 2 red apples
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 10 cloves
  • 4liter water

Put all the ingredients in a pot, med heat, simmer for 1 hour, remove from heat, run through a chinoise, mesure the weight, put the liquid back in pot,  add equal parts of white sugar.

Principio Fresco


from Leyenda’s Amanda Elder

  • 1 oz. beet infused El Gobernador Chilean Pisco
  • 1 oz. Peruvian Pisco
  • .25 oz. maraschino
  • .25 oz. honey syrup
  • .25 oz. orgeat
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp bitter
  • .5 oz. egg white

Dry shake, shake with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with matcha tea powder.

For more info on Pisco El Gobernador, visit www.torres.es/en/spirits/pisco-el-gobernador.

Drink responsibly.

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