Refreshing Fridays: Party in Peru with a Pisco Sour

- Melanie Zieba,

Luxury Peru HotelsNow that summer is fast approaching in Peru, party like a Peruvian with a Pisco Sour.

Pisco is liquor distilled from grapes and originally developed by the Spanish settlers in the 16th century.

Over time it was developed by Peru into what it is known today- a symbol of Peruvian pride and nationality.

How to make a Traditional Pisco Sour:
-2 shots of Pisco
-1 shot lemon juice
-1 dash of gomme sugar
-1 dash egg white
-1 dash of Angostura Bitters
-ice

In a cocktail shaker mix all the ingredients together less the bitter and shake for five seconds. Strain into a chilled tulip glass and finish with the Angostura Bitters.

Where to Get Great Pisco Sours on Your Next Vacation in Peru

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
The only hotel located next to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, guests at this 31-room hotel will experience magical sunrises and sunsets, amazing views of the mountains and excellent proximity to one of the world’s most important heritage sites.

Hotel Monasterio in Peru

Hotel Monasterio
At 126 rooms, this historical 16th century monastery is high in the Andes (more than 3,000 meters above sea level) in the city of Cuzco. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu by train.

Miraflores Park Hotel

Miraflores Park Hotel
No trip to Peru is complete without a stay in Lima. The Miraflores Park Hotel is really geared toward business travelers. This boutique hotel is in the exclusive residential area of Malecon de la Reserva and has an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.

Las Casitas del Colca in Peru

Las Castias del Colca
If seclusion, romance and exploring the outdoors on horseback are up your alley, Las Castias del Colca is the place for you. This luxury lodge is located in the Colca Canyon in Southern Peru (one of the deepest canyons in the world – 10,725 feet).

Casa Cartagena in Peru

Casa Cartagena Hotel and Spa
Perfect for food and wine lovers who get a kick out of staying in heritage buildings, Casa Cartagena Hotel and Spa will surpass all of your expectations. Declared a monument of Peruvian Cultureal Heritage, this luxury hotel was built by the Inca Empire! We think you’ll enjoy the extensive wine list with  more than 200 vintages of vino for you to choose from.


  1. Inside Peru says:

    Great report, wonderful photos! Makes me want to actually leave my home on the beach in northern Peru and go south for some of these tasty places!