Cerro de Pasco, a provincial city in Peru, has just announced that they will build a monument in honor of the Pisco Sour and its founder Victor Morris.
According to the Agencia Peruana de Noticias, “Rodolfo Rojas Villanueva, regional director for foreign trade and tourism, said that according to historic facts the bartender Victor Vaughn Morris prepared the Pisco Sour cocktail for the very first time on July 28th, 1904.
It marked the inauguration of the railway between the capital Lima and Cerro de Pasco.
At that time, Morris did not have champagne to celebrate the occasion, so he used a grape-based liquor called pisco, lemon, egg white and cinnamon to create a cocktail that decades later would become the national drink of Peru.
‘Today more than ever, the pasqueños (people from Pasco) are proud to be part of the origin story of this drink enjoyed in Peru and around the world, and this is because Morris prepared the cocktail for the first time here,’ said Rojas.”
Make your own Pisco Sour:
1oz. simple syrup
1oz. lime juice
1 medium egg white
Shake vigorously with ice, strain into a glass, and garnish with Amrgo Chuncho (or Angostura) bitters. Serve.