Around the World in 60 Cocktails: Valpo Sour

Since time immemorial, Valparaíso has inspired writers, poets, musicians and artists alike. The architecture, style, street art, nightlife, and live music scenes of Valparaíso are some of the best in the world and add to the coastal city’s bohemian ambience. Add colorful clifftop homes to the mix and you’ll soon see why ‘Valpo’ is many people’s favorite Chilean city.

The city was founded in 1536 by Spanish conquistador Juan de Saavedra, who named the city after his birthplace in Cuenca. De Saavedra brought grape vines on his voyage to South America in order to make his own wine and this led to a new grape brandy being created, Pisco. 

This cocktail is an homage to all that is great about Valparaíso; from the jumble of winding pathways to the dramatic topography to the spectacular views, the city – like our cocktail – is full of surprises! Enjoy this twist on the beloved Pisco Sour for a drink for the boho at heart!


  • 1 oz. Egg white
  • ¾ oz. Rosehip syrup
  • ¾ oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. Grape juice
  • 2 oz. Pisco


  • 1 kg Rosehip, trimmed & washed
  • 1.25 l Water
  • Bring to boil, simmer for 15 mins, fine strain x2, measure

How to Prepare:

  1. Place 3 grapes onto a cocktail stick
  2. Collect a cocktail shaker & add all of the ingredients
  3. Top with cubed ice & shake for 10 seconds
  4. Open & dip taste
  5. Fine strain into another cocktail shaker
  6. Shake for 10 seconds without ice
  7. Drain off any excess water from collins glass
  8. Pour & garnish