Peru: Thousands of visitors flocked to Paracas for Pisco Sour



07:00 | Paracas (Ica region), Feb. 6.

Over 7,000 people joined celebrations in Paracas on the occasion of National Pisco Sour Day, the said city's Tourism and Foreign Trade Chamber (Capatur) President Eduardo Jauregui affirmed.

As is known Pisco Sour is a national flagship drink —obviously— made with Peru's Pisco liquor, lime juice, syrup, white sugar, egg white, ice and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker and then served in a glass.

This cocktail is a popular dinner appetizer and is ideal for a special toast as well.

Corresponding events were held in Paracas' beach area on February 3-4. 

The Capatur officer expressed satisfaction with the positive results obtained last weekend, despite natural disasters that had previously hit the region. The Inca nation has been at the mercy of several landslides over the past weeks, as a result of downpours overflowing rivers in different regions.

In this sense, he underlined said natural events were not obstacles to the large majority of Lima visitors, who attended the two-day celebrations.

Jauregui also affirmed sea-gastronomy had been highly demanded by domestic visitors.

Likewise, the coastal area hosted a traditional parade. It featured troupes, Peruvian Paso horses and Paracas-Pisco beauty queens, who amazed national and international visitors.

Furthermore, the "Pisco Sour Queen 2017" beauty contest was held during the event's first day by hosting 7 candidates from Lima, Ica and Chiclayo regions.

According to the Capatur head, the parade —in the 2018 edition— will have a purely regional connotation, thus promoting Ica region's cultural richness. 

"We will continue inviting Lima's citizens, so that they enjoy Paracas' cool weather and our delicious gastronomy,” he said.


Published: 2/6/2017
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