February 1st brings an exciting holiday, National Pisco Sours Day. Peru's national cocktail is so scrumptious, it deserves a day all for itself; and Londoners are not ones to miss out on any holiday dedicated to a good drink! There are plenty of places in the capital bringing you a little bit of South America, celebrating the day in style!
This special drink was created in Peru's capital, Lima in the 1920s by an American bartender Victor V. Morris. The official holiday was created in 2003 because of the drink's popularity due to it's unique flavours. The drink is made up of Pisco, lime juice, egg white, sugar syrup and some bitters to top it off, all shaken together with ice to a frothy, refreshing and powerful blend.
Chotto Matte in Soho will be celebrating the day by serving their fantastic Pisco Sours, made to perfection with a nice frothy finish, along with a hand crafted list of other delectable Pisco concoctions just for the night. Andina, a new restaurant bar in Shoreditch, are spicing things up with a free Pisco Sours masterclasses where you'll learn the craft of making this special drink, and at its sister restaurant, Ceviche, festivities continue where you can enjoy a Pink Pisco Sour. How about spending the evening in glamour at Coya in Mayfair, where they make a drink truly capturing the Peruvian spirit. London’s only Michelin-starred Peruvian restaurant, LIMA, will also be honouring the day by offering each diner a complimentary Pisco Sour of their choice.
So don't sit on your backsides fellow Londoners, get out there and experience the best Pisco Sours our fair city has to offer!