Notorious for 1) their flamboyant cocktail making skills and 2) their infectiously welcoming attitude; there was always going to be room for a pisco sour on Be At One's exhaustive list. Head to any one of their London bars for a pisco mix served up in champagne flutes with lemon and sugar, finished with a dusting of bitters and nutmeg. Yum.
Best Places To Get Pisco Sours in London
Pisco Sours are taking over London! This fantastic Peruvian drink was invented in Peru's capital, Lima, in the 1920s by an experimental American bartender, Victor V. Morris. The cocktail is made by mixing together Pisco, lime juice, egg white and sugar syrup, topped off with some bitters, shaken to a frothy, smooth yet bold drink. Here are our recommended places to Pisco Sours in London; so check them out and try this real authentic South American treat.
For pisco drinking in speakeasy-styled opulence, you've met your match with The Luggage Room. Tucked in a corner of Grosvenor Square, pisco is blended with sugars and fresh lime juices to produce a cocktail with an indulgent zesty kick at one of Mayfair's most decadent drinking spots after all.
This Latin-American paradise in the heart of Covent Garden places authentic drinks at the forefront. As part of the Peruvian restaurant, Lima Floral, the bar serves one of the best Classic Pisco Sour's this city has to offer, alongside a stunning selection of drinks featuring Mexican mezcals, Brazilian cachaca and Venezuelan rums.
Tracking down this stunning cocktail bar and Dim Sum parlour is no easy feat. Hidden away in the depths of Chinatown, locate Opium's non-descript green door and lap up the rewards of majestic cocktails in intimate, elusive surrounds. A pisco sour is found in amongst the classics.
Billed as a "bloomin' smashing Pisco sour", this playful cocktail bar serves their Bloomin' Bueno packed with lashings of ABA pisco, fresh lemon juice, nettle cordial, Briottet bergamote, egg white and lavender bitters. It's a taste sensation alright. Grab one and head for their secret bar (it's hidden behind a wardrobe).
Another great place to get a Pisco Sours is Chotto Matte - surprising I know, seeing as it's a Japanese restaurant. But don't worry it yet, you'll be blown away by the flavour they can get out of this drink, simply with the use of an authentic Pisco. Well worth a visit.
Located right in the exciting centre of Soho you'll find Ceviche, which is the first bar in Europe dedicated to this delectable drink. Boasting an impressive collection of over 20 Pisco infusions, called Macerados, this is the place to go for a Pisco Sour. It also has a fantastic decor, embracing the creative flair of Lima.