Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Have a Pisco Sour
Oh my god if you are coming to Peru, you HAVE to drink at least one pisco sour, it may be quite a strong drink and you may not be so used to the flavor of the lemon in the drinks or in general but i guarantee this will be one of the best things you can try in Peru, specially in the region south to Lima, the capital.
The Pisco Sour is a drink made with Pisco, lemon juice, sugar and a bit of egg white with lots of ice! The Pisco is an alcoholic beverage that many people in Peru drink just out of the bottle, without combining with anything else, specially because of the great fragance that the drink has.
The Pisco is a hard liquor made of grapes, and its name comes from its natural city, Pisco, located in the region of Ica, just south to Lima, the capital, so don't let anyone confuse you telling you the Pisco is from another place because it is VERY peruvian!!! The Pisco is made from the destilation of the vine of the grapes, just like the brandy and the coñac are made, so that's where the great fragance comes from.
In Peru restaurants and events such as coicktails or special ocassions, the Pisco Sour is almost present served with the appetizers, at the beggining of the event, but there is always people that just continue to drink Pisco Sour the rest of the night, just because of its rich flavor. In the restaurants the Pisco Sour is most of the times presented in a "kero" glass, which has an almost triangular form and it is inspired on the Keros, which were the typical cups in Incas times, and is always sparkled with some cinamon over the foam.
So, when you come to Peru, be sure to have a taste of this exquisite drink which is one of the most popular products from Peru and most recognized around the world!