The pisco sour cocktail is perpetually a best-kept-secret. With roots in Peru or Chile, depending on which origin story you believe, the drink centers on pisco, a spirit distilled from muscat grapes.

Pisco Sour
Pisco Sour from Sweet Liberty in Miami Beach. Stephanie Mas/Mas Creative Media

While not as famed as other Latin American creations such as the margarita or mojito, the pisco sour offers a refreshing flavor and nuanced style of cocktail. Here, Naren Young, creative director of Sweet Liberty in Miami Beach, suggests a simple approach to keeping it classic. Try this version first, then experiment with all that the pisco sour has to give.

For a deeper dive into the spirit and its history, check out Did You Know That Pisco is a Place, Too?