Cocktails & Spirits

Celebrate Pisco Sour Day at Buddha Sky Bar

February 4 is Dia Nacional Del Pisco Sour in Peru. We're not sure if banks and schools are closed, but we imagine a country where work stops for the day to celebrate a cocktail, and we are happy.

We see this as a great opportunity to improve foreign relations with our friends in South America. Since the going rate for a round-trip ticket to Lima starts at around $500 before all those annoying taxes and fees, we're offering a more affordable celebration option.

Buddha Sky Bar in Delray Beach is celebrating Pisco Sour Day with handcrafted Pisco cocktails.  

The key to a Pisco sour is (duh) Pisco, a potent white brandy dating back to the 16th Century. A Pisco sour combines this "fifth white spirit" with fresh lime juice, egg whites, simple syrup, and bitters. The result is a combination of sweet and sour tastes wrapped up in one really potent cocktail.

Celebrate the day at Buddha Sky Bar, or make your own with this recipe:

Porton Pisco Sour
1 1/2 parts Pisco Porton
1/2 part fresh lime juice
1/2 part simple syrup
1/4 part egg white

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with a dash of bitters.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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