South America,  Culture

I went to the Peruvian Embassy's Pisco Sour event.

Hi there, it's Minami.

Last Saturday, February 1st, I went to a Pisco Sour event hosted by the Peruvian Embassy!

This day is celebrated in Peru as Pisco Sour Day.

What is a Pisco Sour? What's an embassy event like? If you are curious about this, please read it.

What is a Pisco Sour?

A Pisco sour is a drink called Pisco divided by a soda...not a soda.

Pisco sour is made from a distilled liquor called Pisco.

This Pisco is made from grapes. In Japan, it's so-called shochu. In Japan, they are made from potatoes and barley, but in South America, they are made from grapes.

Like wine, many of the regions are arid, which may be due to the grape industry being thriving.

Maybe that's why it's slightly sweet.

Pisco sour is a drink made primarily of egg white, lime and gum syrup. It's so sweet and refreshing and so delicious!

Between you and me, the pisco sour is fighting over whether it's Peruvian or Chilean.

Both are originals in their own country! It's called a It's just like the Japanese Mushroom War.

Scenes from the event

I don't know, it's a government organization, so I'm not sure if it's a good idea.

Many of you may feel that way about the embassy. In fact, the exterior of the Peruvian embassy was black and upscale.

Incidentally, the Peruvian Embassy is located around Ebisu Station in Tokyo. You can see a cool black shiny building like the one in the first photo of this blog in a relaxed residential area.

There was a "Peru - over 400 years of Pisco" and a sign of the day for the Pisco Sour. I'm already having fun from here.

The alpacas are also there to greet you as you go through the reception.

There were two high quality alpaca sized pups. The two animals were fluffy even though they had different fur qualities.

As soon as we walked in, they were serving Pisco sours!

When you drink a lot of it, the ice is crumbling like granissades (like a gelato drink) and it's cold and delicious!

There was also Inca Cola, famous for its sweet purple corn juice, chicamorada and yellow cola.

In addition, since it was a reception style, we could eat mini empanadas (South American pies), ceviche, and sweet potato dishes as finger foods.

They were all really good.

I think most of the customers who came here were originally from South American jobs or people who love South America.

Recipes for people who are addicted to Pisco, and even shop and restaurant introductions!

We were able to taste the delicious Pisco Sour, and even had some delicious food and recipes.

In the file we were given at the reception desk when we entered, there were secret pisco sour recipes from the three Peruvian pisco sour restaurants that collaborated on this event.

There was also a flyer in there with information on where to buy Pisco in the city. Now you can go home and enjoy Pisco!

Not only can you drink Pisco, but a chef from a South American restaurant in Tokyo who was invited by the embassy showed us how to make a Pisco sour.

And then there were three more raffles!

I don't know if it's a raffle, but when you enter, you are given a piece of paper with a number on it, and if your number is called at the event, you win! There are prizes to be won.

The prizes included a bottle of Pisco, a meal voucher to a South American restaurant in the city, and an assortment of Peruvian sweets!

Unfortunately, I didn't win anything, but there were about 15 winners out of 100 people, so the odds weren't too bad...

We enjoyed South American food and drink!

Wanna go to such events? There is how you can be involved

The first hurdle that many of you may feel is that there is no chance for a normal person to get into an embassy.

In fact, if you look up information on the Internet, there are events that you can attend even if you don't have any connections.

In fact, I found this event on the Peruvian Embassy's Twitter.

Why don't you follow the social network of the embassies of the countries you are interested in?

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