Celebrating Pisco Sour Day

As if we needed another reason to indulge in this wonderfully tangy and frothy cocktail – each year on the first Saturday of February, Peru celebrates its National Drink, the iconic Pisco Sour.  The cocktail has become such an institution and part of the national identity here that Peruvians demanded a day dedicated to the drink they adore.  For them, it isn’t only a delicious concoction, but also a symbol of their country and what it has to offer.  The simple, yet sophisticated drink is the perfect refreshment for a warm day in Lima; the tang of the lime, sweetness of the sugar, the bite of the Pisco, and the velvety texture from the egg white combine perfectly to create a well-balanced beverage sure to be your new go-to summer drink.

A number of fairs and festivals are set to take place in Lima’s Plaza de Armas, Barranco, and other areas throughout the city where people will gather together for a day inevitably filled with free-flowing Pisco Sours, music, and partying. We understand that busy schedules, prior arrangements, and living outside of our fine country makes it impossible to attend such events, so we’ve included our very own homemade cocktail recipe in the spirit of the day!

Pisco Sour

  • 2 ounces of Peruvian Pisco
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 2 tablespoons of simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon egg white
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • Bitters

Preparation:
Combine the lime juice with the syrup and mix to dissolve.  Add pisco and ice and blend.  Add the egg white and continue to blend until frothy.  Pour, add a few drops of bitters, and serve.

Contact Aracari today to book your very own Pisco Sour-filled adventure in Peru.

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