National Pisco Sour Day Is This Saturday February 5th


Pisco sours at La Mar.

Did you tell your liver that it’s International Pisco Sour Day this Saturday February 5th? Well, you better. That potent concoction of pisco, lime juice, simple syrup, a dash of egg whites, and bitters is going to be in high demand in the city. The history of pisco dates back to the 16th century, and the pisco sour is nearly 100 years old, first created by the American ex-pat Victor Morris, and then perfected by Mario Bruguet, who made the velvet-like addition of egg whites to the recipe. Here’s where you can say, “Cheers!”

~LA MAR CEBICHERIA PERUANA~ is celebrating the national drink of Peru with $5 pisco sours from open ‘til close starting on Friday February 4th (11:30am onward) and Saturday February 5th (12pm onward).

You’ll be able to join the “Pisco Sour Mustache Brigade” as they march from the Embarcadero through North Beach, down Kearny and into Union Square ending up at Cantina after 9pm for an after-party with $5 pisco sours and shots of Campo de Encanto, which won “Best Pisco” in Peru, beating out close to 320 competitors. DJ Don Bustamante will be on deck spinning Afro-Peruvian funk and Latino hip hop.

~PISCO LATIN LOUNGE~ will be offering $5 pisco sours on Saturday AND on Super Bowl Sunday, and $3 beers.

Other popular Bay Area watering holes that celebrate pisco and offer pisco sours include Comstock Saloon, nopa, and in the East Bay, Camino and Adesso.