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Enjoy being a foodie - Try our Peruvian drinks

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Apr 7, 2017 5:03:19 PM

pisco sour

Now that you have enjoyed the food and desserts …..you still have to try our local drinks. Some of the drinks history is here in #Peru

The most popular drink all over the country is the "Chicha Morada" and it is consumed in all its regions. It is the national drink par excellence. It was the favorite drink of the chiefs and chieftains since pre Inca.

In most rituals to the gods as Viracocha, Pachamama or Apus, chicha was prepared and then served in a ceremonial glass. The place where its is prepared most is the #PeruvianNorthCoast's and usually accompanied with any meal from #Peru.

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The Pisco Sour is a "flag cocktail" of the Peru. According to the specialist José. A. Schiaffino, explained that the preparation originated in the twenties of the 20th century in the Morris Bar in the center of Lima, which was offered as a novelty the pisco sour, inspired by whiskey sour. It marks the day of the #PiscoSour the first Sunday in February.

This cocktail was originated from a mixture between the English tradition and ingredients of #Peru as pisco quebranta peruano and the acidity of the lemon of the country. The hotel Maury (Center of Lima) and the Hotel Bolivar (in the Plaza San Martin) are the places where they prepare the most recognized Pisco Sours in Lima. Many have a particular way to prepare it Hotel Bolivar in the famous has become famous "cathedra", impossible to miss it if you are in Lima.

The history #Peru registers different drinks that demonstrate the wide variety of resources used by the ancestors to prepare your meals and drinks. Among them is the popular and traditional chicha of jora which came to become not only a nutritious drink but ritual offerings of the Earth element. The pre-Hispanic settlers consumed chicha. The ancient communities boiled or fermenting water in order to prevent parasitic disease or similar diseases.


Chicha was part of religious rituals and it was assigned fantastic powers that benefited that drank part of it. It is a traditional drink of the Peru and is consumed in various regions of #Peru, such as Ayacucho, Apurimac, #Lambayeque, #La Libertad, #Puno, Huanuco, #Cusco and many others.

Take a drink while you enjoy the view of the city or just to relax after a day exploring the country.

From #Lima you have plenty of flights to go to #Cusco, #Arequipa, #Puerto Maldonado, #Trujillo, #Chiclayo, #Cajamarca, and many more cities.

Feel free to contact us and let us know your main interest in food and archaeological sites and we will tailor made the program especially design for you and your friends and family.

We have a team of experts that will help you organize your whole trip

  • Gastronomy
  • Archaeology
  • Adventure
  • Birdwatching
  • History
  • Culture
  • Others

or if you prefer your vacation to consist only in cooking classes, that can be arranged too.

Toasts with your new favorite drink ……. A Pisco Sour or a Chicha!


Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: Peru

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