If you are arriving in Lima this week, or if you are already here, you are truly lucky: this is the time of the year when Peruvians celebrate their national cocktail, the famous Pisco Sour, with official celebrations all around the main cities.
Since 2003, Peru celebrates the National Pisco Sour Day on the first weekend of February.
Pisco Sour is an institution in Peru and Peruvians are very proud of it. Celebrations include tastings, festivals and competitions centered around this national drink.
This year, Barranco is hosting the official celebrations organized by Conapisco, the agency that promotes pisco production, consupmtion and trade: the venue is the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, on Grau Avenue. Celebrations here will start on Friday, Feb. 4th, at noon.
Pueblo Libre, a traditional district, is also preparing celebrations at its public parks.
This year the district of San Luis will join the celebrations with a cocktail contest and with the presentation of the cebipisco, that is, a ceviche but marinated in pisco.
Callao Port will celebrate too, with tours in the Bus Chalaco (Bus from Callao) across the district, including visits to several restaurants to taste their pisco sours, and a festival at the Concha Acústica del Callao (beside the Real Felipe Castle).
There will be celebrations also in San Miguel, at the Parque de la Media Luna (Federico Gallese, Cuadra 4) and at the Parque de la Amistad (Caminos del Inca, block 21), both hosting Pisco Sour contests, food fairs, Pisco exhibitions and sales as well as live folklore shows.