Drink Photography: Pisco Sour

Posted on April 5, 2012

In the great DIY spirit of Portland, we decided to take a stab at creating our own version of the Pisco Sour after salivating over Craig Wagner’s amazing drink photography, shot at local watering hole Circa 33.  Pisco is an unaged brandy, that has a very unique flavor to it. The Pisco Sour happens to be a great drink to try out this unique spirit on. No one does it quite like Circa 33, but we thought we would give it a shot. With cocktail shaker and martini glasses in hand, we took a stab at the delicious cocktail. Since we already had the opportunity to shoot the drink at Circa 33, we decided to film our personal creation. As you can see, it was quite the happy hour where Pisco Sours were enjoyed by all!

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Thanks to Producer Rachel Meyer for stepping up to the plate as our in house Mixologist and Videographer/Digital Artist David King for the documentation of our taste test. It was great getting a chance to taste the creation that Craig’s drink photography was inspired after. We have been begging him to go shoot more cocktails, to inspire perhaps a weekly happy hour! Maybe we’ll even get a chance to try it with food. If you make this delicious drink at home, we recommend you try the Pisco Sour with a South American inspired meal. 🙂

Here’s the recipe, so you can make your own Pisco Sour at home:


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Pisco
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters


  1. Pour the pisco, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg into a cocktail shaker, then fill with ice.
  2. Shake Vigorously and Well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Add Angostura bitters to taste.
  5. Enjoy!


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