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Recipe: Low sugar pisco sour

Today is pisco sour day. The Peruvian national cocktail is celebrated on the first Saturday in February every year since 2005. I published my standard recipe a couple of years ago. I mentioned in passing that you could use water and stevia instead of syrup but did not give any quantities. This year I decided to make myself a low sugar pisco sour using Raw Earth stevia & monk fruit sweetener.

A few notes on ratios and ingredients, rehashed from the original article:

  • I like my pisco sour made with the ratio 3:1:1:1 (pisco to egg white to syrup to lime juice). If this is too strong, try 2:1:1:1. If it’s too weak (yes, those people exist), go with 4:1:1:1.
  • You can use pisco quebranta (non-aromatic) or acholado (mix of aromatic and non-aromatic). Just FYI the aromatic varieties are Italia and Mosto Verde.
  • Use a shaker if making 1-2 serves (a protein shaker works in a pinch). If you’re making a big batch, a blender is better.

Finally, even though this drink is low sugar (even “keto”), it doesn’t mean it’s inherently healthy. It is lower in calories and sugar than the original version, but it still contains alcohol and it’s still a source of mostly empty calories. Drink responsibly!

NutrientOriginal, per serveLow sugar, per serve
Energy (kJ)674343
Protein (g)3.53.5
Total fat (g)0.10.1
– Saturated (g)0.00.0
Carbohydrates (g)19.60.6
– Sugar (g)19.60.6
Fibre (g)1.31.3
Sodium (mg)5253

Low sugar pisco sour

Pisco sour is Peru's national cocktail typically made with pisco, sugar syrup, egg whites, lime juice and bitters. This is a low sugar version using natural sweetener.
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Peruvian
Servings 1



  • dash of bitters


  • Place cocktail ingredients in a shaker. Shake vigorously and pour through a strainer.
  • Garnish with a dash of bitters and enjoy. Salud!
Keyword alcohol, cocktail, egg white, gluten free, lime, Peruvian cuisine, Peruvian food, pisco, pisco sour, sugar free, vegetarian

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