Virtual celebration of World Pisco Day 2020
The National Pisco Day is held annually on the fourth Sunday of July and is celebrated both in Peru and all around the world. This year too, the Embassy of Peru held a private ceremony at the residence of the Ambassador to commemorate the occasion. Normally, the Embassy would hold a special event to commemorate this special occasion. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to move the celebrations to social media.
On Sunday, the 26th of July, the manager of the Public Affair restaurant, renowned for its love of Peruvian gastronomy and PISCO cocktails, along with an expert bartender, visited the residence of the Ambassador of Peru to have a private celebration and demonstration of excellent cocktails prepared with our national spirit.
Public Affair prepared four cocktails for this special occasion which were then paired with delectable Peruvian cuisines such as ceviche, papa a la huancaina, causa, and some sweet surprises such as Peruvian dark chocolate.
The first cocktail was Pisco Sour, the undisputed king of Pisco cocktails. The second was the world-famous chilcano. Then the mixologists of Public Affair used Indian ingredients to create the unique Pisco Gold Rush and Pisco Basil Smash.
Pisco is the national drink of Peru, a spirit made from only certain varieties of grapes, which are fermented to wine and then distilled. The first reports of the production of this grape spirit in Peru can be traced back to the year 1613. Today, Pisco is only produced in the coast of Peru in the regions of Lima, Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna with the aim of protecting its geographical indication and exported to more than 19 markets in Europe, North America and Asia.
There are two brands of the Spirit of Peru available in India, Cuatro Gallos and Tabernero – La Botija. As the market increases, we hope that more will come. They are imported by distributors Rad Elan and Monika Enterprise.