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Friday, February 03, 2006

Happy Pisco Sour Day!!

February 4th is a special day for us Peruvians and since it has to do with something edible I can't let the opportunity pass to share with all of you. On this date we celebrate Pisco Sour Day.

Pisco is our national liquor, a source of pride for us Peruvians. Peru is a very important producer of liquor, especially wine and of course Pisco. We have very big and important vineyards in Ica (south of Lima where I live) and our Pisco has become internationally recognized.

It hasn't been easy for us, Pisco was in the middle of a tug of war with a neighbor country who claimed it belonged to them. Fortunately things were set straight and everyone now knows... Pisco is Peruvian!!

Pisco is the base of our most famous drink, Pisco Sour. No foreigner who visits Peru can leave without tasting this unique lemony beverage, and it is even given as a welcome drink in many of our finest restaurants. I cannot let the day go by without sharing with all of you the Pisco Sour recipe. You will of course need Pisco, which might be difficult to get, but do look for it. Also this drink uses our lemons, not the big American lemons, these are smaller (the size of table tennis balls) and much more sour.

Let's get to it!


3 parts of Pisco
2 parts of sugar
1 part of lemon juice
1 egg white


Mix Pisco with sugar and lemon juice in a blender, then add the egg white and ice until the level reaches 3/4 of the blender's flask and blend.

That's it! Serve it and sprinkle a little cinammon on top.

Say, Happy Pisco Day! and bottoms up :)



14 comment(s):

That looks so wonderfully refreshing! A very happy Pisco Sour day to you too, dear co-blogger :)

By Anonymous Sury, at 11:16 PM  

wow! a very Happy Pisco Sour day to you too :) would love to try it out, but where do i get Pisco from?



By Anonymous ASLTRG1=28#36#.net#2256#20843#.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net#, at 11:10 AM  

Thank you, Parna. Mmmmm, I imagine you could go to a liquor store or supermarket and check if there is any there. Peru exports a lot of Pisco but not sure if it has reached you yet. Hope it has :) Let me know if you find any. Enjoy!

By Anonymous Cesar, at 6:27 AM  

Happy Pisco Sour Day to you too..:)

By Anonymous Sailaja, at 9:01 PM  

Thanks, Sailaja! Best wishes to you :)

By Anonymous Cesar, at 12:09 AM  

Happy Pisco Day!!!! Many more Piscos to come and many more to drink!!I came to know your blog thru Ashwini's blog.U have an interesting blog here..

By Anonymous BDSN, at 12:44 AM  

Happy Pisco Sour Day! I will keep my eye open for Pisco.


By Anonymous Paz, at 12:56 PM  

Thanks BSDN and Paz, hope you enjoy our blog and get a shot at Pisco ;)

By Anonymous Cesar, at 10:03 AM  

Thats tempting... now i have one reason to go to Peru!!

By Anonymous cookies=true, at 9:35 AM  

Plenty of reasons to come Anita :D, don't hesitate and pack ur bags. You'll really enjoy ;)

By Anonymous Cesar, at 10:24 AM  

I was in Lima for Pisco Sour day, and stores like E. Wong were handing out samples to everyone. It was a great moment for me, not only because I learned to make Pisco Sour, but because it makes me more proud to be peruvian.

By Anonymous Maria, at 10:19 AM  

Hi Maria, glad you could experience the event first hand. I was also in Wong that day although they weren't giving pisco sour samples when I was there :(. They were however sampling pisco itself. Hope you enjoy this blog, always glad to have another Peruvian among us.

By Anonymous Cesar, at 9:02 PM  

Added your Pisco Sour recipe link to my weblog: Dr. Tom's Traveling News and Trivia (http://www.ubiquityinternational.com/drtom/drtomstravelingnewsandtrivia.htm). Can't wait to try it myself.


By Anonymous Thomas Talboy, at 8:29 AM  

AS you wrote: "It hasn't been easy for us, Pisco was in the middle of a tug of war with a neighbor country who claimed it belonged to them. Fortunately things were set straight and everyone now knows... Pisco is Peruvian!! "
Of course is hasn't been easy, becuase pisco its our (CHILE!) hahaha
Although I do like Pisco Peruano, I wouldnt mind to drink a pisco sour if you have some.
Cheers from Gurgaon;

By Blogger Desde Concepcion a India, at 2:24 PM  

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