Brazil has caipirinha, Argentina has it’s Malbec and Peru has Pisco Sour.
It seems every country has its own imbibing preference which goes hand in hand with pride and ownership claims. Since 2003, Peruvians decided to celebrate their “poison” with Pisco Sour Day which is celebrated on first Saturday of February. Fine be me, since my birthday follows soon after and a good drink is always welcomed. Pisco Sour is a drink made of peruvian brandy, lime juice, sugar, egg whites all blended together and a dash of regional bitters topping it off, yum! It is deceivingly light but the punch comes in delayed. Of course there are many varieties of Pisco (like vodka) so the better the quality, the better pisco sour. So come this Saturday, if you happen to be in a bar, ask your bartender if he or she can make you one. Let’s help Peruvian people celebrate with a tasty salud!