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Pisco Sour Day 2017

January 2017

The first Saturday of February is National Pisco Sour Day, so this year we’re celebrating at China Chilcano the weekend of February 4-5!

What is a Pisco Sour, and why is it the national drink of Peru? It combines Pisco, lime juice, sugar, and Angostura bitters, with a frothy foam courtesy of egg whites. Pisco is the South American cousin of French brandies like Cognac. It’s distilled from grapes like Cognac, but the similarities stop there. Instead of being aged in oak, which provides its own color and flavors to French brandies, Pisco is stored in a neutral vessel, and is undiluted after distillation – really letting the essence of the grapes shine through. It’s a pure and unique drink, and its flavors range from fruity to spicy, grassy to floral. Pisco can be enjoyed neat or on ice, but many Peruvians prefer it in cocktails – especially the Pisco Sour.

So join us at China Chilcano this weekend to try Peru’s national drink – make a reservation here!