International Pisco Sour Day is an annual celebration dedicated to the drink of the same name from Peru. It is celebrated every year on the first Saturday of February. Pisco Sour is a very popular drink today. It can be found in many bars around the world, and for the Peruvians, it is the national drink. No major holiday event is complete without it!
The emergence of vineyards in Peru and Chile in the 16th century led to the active use of berries to create alcoholic beverages. This is how the local version of brandy, created from fermented grapes, appeared. At first it was called “Aguardiente”, but later it was renamed “Pisco”.
Further information about the origin of Pisco Sour is already quite different. The most common version tells about the American Victor Vaughan Morris. He was a bartender. One day, he had the honor of watching the celebrations in Peru dedicated to the opening of a new railway line. Since those present quickly drank the entire supply of whiskey, he decided to make a cocktail, using Pisco for this. He combined the original Peruvian brandy with another cocktail (probably containing lemon juice), resulting in an interesting, slightly sour drink.
The first mention of Pisco Sour was seen in the Peruvian magazine Hogar dated September 1920. Over time, the recipe spread throughout the United States, and a similar drink appeared in many bars.
- The prefix “Sour” in the name means the sour component (lime or lemon juice), as well as additives as sweeteners.
- Disputes over the origin of the cocktail have not subsided so far. Representatives of Chile and Peru declare that the drink belongs only to their country.
How to celebrate
Visit the best bars in your city on International Pisco Sour Day to try this wonderful cocktail. You can also visit Peru or Chile to experience the original taste of Pisco Sour, as well as take part in various events dedicated to the holiday. You can also make a cocktail yourself – there are enough recipes on the Internet.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users if they have tried Pisco Sour and what impression did it leave?
When is International Pisco Sour Day celebrated in 2024?
International Pisco Sour Day is observed on the first Saturday in February each year.