Celebrate Today with a Pisco Sour

Pisco sour is a cocktail that stands out among others to be enjoyed. It can easily be found in the bars, restaurants, and discotheques of our city. Its easy preparation makes it even more special and enjoyable whenever you wish.

You make this drink from Peruvian pisco, lime juice, ice, egg white, and simple syrup and, as a result, can drink it to kill sorrows, make your day better, or just enjoy with your friends. Pisco sour is a versatile cocktail that can be flavored with other fruit, perfumed with aromatic Andean herbs and spices, or strengthened with various macerations. These will surprise you.

Because of a Peruvian Ministerial Resolution, 161-2004-PRODUCE, dated the 22nd of April 2004, “the first Saturday of February every year was designated as the day of pisco sour at the national level.” This replaced an earlier designation of February 8.

Preparing a Great Pisco Sour (Photo: Walter Coraza)
Preparing a Great Pisco Sour (Photo: Walter Coraza)

On October 18, 2007, the National Institute of Culture of Peru (INC) declared pisco sour as National Heritage of the Nation based in the Convention to Preserve Immaterial Cultural Heritage established by UNESCO (Convención para la Salvaguarda del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial), the General Law on Cultural Heritage of the Nation and the Directive on the Recognition and Declarations of Existing Cultural Manifestations as Cultural Heritage.

As a result, this cocktail that is our National Cultural Heritage, besides having a spectacular flavor that wins over palates, is also a symbol of our Nation and must be carried forward with pride in the chest. The best way to celebrate this national symbol, then, is to enjoy a good pisco sour with your family, friends, or in your work.

Brayan Coraza Morveli

Soy completamente cusqueño. Mi profesión es analista de sistemas. Me encanta escuchar y tocar la música andina tanto como bailar break. Me gusta también compartir mi experiencias como cusqueño con gente de otros lados. Una de mis metas es llegar a conocer mi cultura más profundamente y compartirla ampliamente con gente de otras generaciones tanto como con hermanos y hermanas de otros lados de nuestra planeta.

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  1. I discovered the Pisco Sour last fall and I’ve really enjoyed it! Most recently I explored adding the egg white to this drink and it makes all the difference in the world.

    I can’t think of a better cocktail to be such a part of Peruvian culture ;)

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