Discover the Magic of Pisco Sour at Somos Peru’s Happy Hour

Every second and third Saturday of the month, Somos Peru invites you to experience Pisco Sour madness from 17:00 to 19:00 with our exciting 2-for-1 special. This is the perfect opportunity to gather your friends and indulge in the refreshing taste of our expertly crafted Pisco Sours. As you mark your calendars and prepare for a night of fun and flavor, let’s dive into the fascinating history of this iconic cocktail and explore how it has evolved over the years.

The Origin of Pisco Sour: A Taste of Tradition

The Pisco Sour is a classic cocktail that has become synonymous with Peruvian culture and hospitality. Its story begins in the early 20th century in Lima, Peru, where an American bartender named Victor Vaughn Morris is credited with creating the original recipe. Morris, who moved to Peru to work on the railway, opened Morris’ Bar in 1916. It was here that he introduced the Pisco Sour to his patrons, blending pisco (a type of brandy produced in Peru) with lime juice, simple syrup, egg white, and a dash of Angostura bitters.

The cocktail quickly gained popularity, not only for its unique and refreshing taste but also for its smooth texture and elegant presentation. The combination of pisco’s aromatic qualities with the tartness of lime and the creamy froth of egg white creates a delightful sensory experience that has captivated drinkers for over a century.

Innovations and Variations: The Evolution of Pisco Sour

Over the years, the Pisco Sour has undergone several innovations and adaptations, each adding a new dimension to this beloved cocktail. While the traditional recipe remains a staple, bartenders and mixologists around the world have experimented with various ingredients and techniques to create exciting new versions.

One popular variation is the use of different types of citrus fruits. While lime is the classic choice, some bartenders substitute it with lemon, grapefruit, or even tangerine to give the cocktail a distinct twist. This not only alters the flavor profile but also introduces a vibrant spectrum of colors.

Another modern innovation is the infusion of herbs and spices. For instance, adding a hint of basil, mint, or cilantro can enhance the cocktail’s freshness and complexity. Spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg can add warmth and depth, making the Pisco Sour a versatile drink for any season.

Fruit purees and flavored syrups have also become popular additions. Mango, passion fruit, and berry purees can infuse the cocktail with a tropical flair, while syrups like elderflower or ginger add an aromatic sweetness. These variations cater to diverse palates and showcase the adaptability of the Pisco Sour.

In recent years, the use of different types of pisco has also been explored. There are several varieties of pisco, including Quebranta, Italia, and Torontel, each offering unique flavors ranging from fruity to floral. By selecting a specific type of pisco, bartenders can highlight different aspects of the cocktail, creating a more personalized and sophisticated drink.

Join Us for Pisco Sour Happy Hour at Somos Peru

At Somos Peru, we honor the rich heritage of the Pisco Sour while embracing its innovative potential. Our Pisco Sour Happy Hour, held every second and third Saturday of the month from 17:00 to 19:00, is the perfect occasion to savor this iconic cocktail. With our 2-for-1 special, you and your friends can enjoy twice the delight and double the fun.

Whether you’re a longtime Pisco Sour enthusiast or trying it for the first time, our expertly crafted cocktails are sure to impress. Join us at Somos Peru to celebrate the enduring legacy of the Pisco Sour, experience its modern twists, and make new memories with every sip.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Maak vandaag nog je reservering. and be part of our Pisco Sour Happy Hour tradition. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the magic of this classic cocktail. Cheers!

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