Pisco Sour

So celebrated is the Pisco Sour, Peru’s official national cocktail, that it has its own day: the first Saturday in February is National Pisco Sour Day in Peru. Though there’s great debate about whether pisco, a grape alcohol, originated in Peru or Chile, Peruvians say that an American expat living in Lima invented the Pisco Sour—made with pisco, lime juice, sugar syrup, egg whites and bitters—in the 1920s.

( Chicago Tribune photo by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz / June 8, 2009 )

So celebrated is the Pisco Sour, Peru’s official national cocktail, that it has its own day: the first Saturday in February is National Pisco Sour Day in Peru. Though there’s great debate about whether pisco, a grape alcohol, originated in Peru or Chile, Peruvians say that an American expat living in Lima invented the Pisco Sour—made with pisco, lime juice, sugar syrup, egg whites and bitters—in the 1920s.

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