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Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 0 min
Total: 10 min
Servings: 1

A Pisco Sour cocktail done vegan, using chickpea starch instead of egg whites to recreate the foamy texture. This version is based off of the original Peruvian recipe.

Author Every Vegan Recipe
by Every Vegan Recipe
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 1 Pisco Sour Cocktail (1 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • 2 oz Pisco
  • 1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • ¾ oz Agave syrup or simple syrup
  • 1 oz of the liquid from a can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • Few drops of Angostura of Amargo bitters for garnish
Recipe Directions


  • Place the ice, pisco, lime juice, syrup, and can liquid into your cocktailer shaker and shake vigorously. The foam is dependent on how much you shake so enjoy the exercise.
  • Pour and strain this into a glass and garnish with the bitters. Enjoy!

Light agave syrup is preferred over darker agave so the flavor is mild.

We've tested the liquid from a can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans as well as Aquafaba products and found that the liquid from the can is preferable and always works. Some of the Aquafaba products did not work at all.

This recipe is made to showcase the flavors of all the ingredients without being too sweet. Feel free to increase the amount of agave or simple syrup if you like your cocktails sweeter.

Mocktail version: substitute the Pisco for the same amount from your favorite non-alcoholic white tequila brand and use glcerin-based bitters.

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Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 1 Pisco Sour
Servings: 1
Information per serving:
Energy: 212.1 kcal
Carbohydrate: 19.6 g
Protein: 0.4 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Sugar: 15.3 g
Fat: 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 0 g
Omega-3: 0 g
Omega-6: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 4.4 mg 1% DV
Folate: 9.4 µg 2% DV
A: 2.4 IU 0% DV
B1: 0 mg 3% DV
B2: 0 mg 4% DV
B3: 0.2 mg 1% DV
B5: 0 mg 1% DV
B6: 0.1 mg 5% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 12.7 mg 17% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 0.3 mg 2% DV
K: 5 µg 6% DV
Calcium: 6.5 mg 1% DV
Copper: 0 mg 2% DV
Iron: 0.2 mg 1% DV
Magnesium: 2.6 mg 1% DV
Manganese: 0 mg 1% DV
Phosphorus: 6.7 mg 1% DV
Potassium: 37.4 mg 1% DV
Selenium: 0.4 µg 1% DV
Sodium: 2.9 mg 0% DV
Zinc: 0 mg 1% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Where possible, we use non-fortified ingredients to calculate the nutrition. We do not include optional ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

The Pisco Sour is a classic cocktail that originated in Peru and is now enjoyed worldwide. Traditionally, it is made with pisco, a type of brandy, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg whites, which give the cocktail a frothy, velvety texture. However, there is a new twist on this classic cocktail that has taken the world by storm: using the liquid from a can of chickpeas instead of egg whites.

This vegan alternative has become popular in recent years, as more and more people are looking for plant-based options in their food and drinks. The liquid from a can of chickpeas is known as aquafaba, and it has a similar texture and protein content to egg whites. When whipped, it creates a foam that can be used in a variety of recipes, including cocktails.

peruvian pisco sour vegan without egg whites

What Does a Pisco Sour Made with Aquafaba Taste Like?

The answer is surprisingly similar to the original version. The aquafaba adds a slight nuttiness to the cocktail, which complements the earthy flavor of the pisco. The lime juice and simple syrup balance out the sweetness and acidity of the drink, creating a well-rounded flavor profile. Overall, the taste is light and refreshing, with a subtle creaminess from the aquafaba foam.

In terms of texture, the aquafaba foam creates a silky smoothness that is similar to the traditional egg white foam. However, it has a slightly thicker texture and doesn't have quite the same level of frothiness as egg whites. Nonetheless, the aquafaba foam is still able to hold its shape and create a lovely layer of foam on top of the cocktail.

peruvian pisco sour vegan without egg whites

How to Serve and Garnish

Top with a few drops of Angostura bitters. You can also garnish with a lime wheel or a sprig of mint, if desired, though not traditional.

The Pisco Sour made with the aquafaba chickpea liquid is a delicious and refreshing twist on the classic cocktail. The aquafaba adds a nutty flavor and silky texture that complement the other ingredients, creating a well-balanced and satisfying drink. Whether you're a vegan or just looking to switch up your cocktail game, the Pisco Sour with aquafaba is definitely worth a try.

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