It was 13 years ago today that the tradition was born: The first Saturday of every February is Peru’s National Pisco Sour day.
It’s easy to drink, packs a wallop and is as Peruvian as Machu Picchu. It’s the Pisco Sour, and it was invented by a Lima saloon owner from Utah named Victor Morris.
Four hundred years ago, on April 30, 1613, Pedro Manuel, a prosperous merchant from Peru’s Ica Valley, signed his last will and testament.
The Peruvian book “Pisco Allegories” took top prize in the Lifestyle category for Wine Literature this past weekend at the prestigious 2013 Gourmand Awards in Paris.
Peru’s love affair with the lime starts with ceviche and continues in its potent, refreshing national cocktail, the pisco sour.