Pisco sour is the national drink, and Peruvians take their Pisco seriously. There are a hundred variations of the drink, using Pisco infused with the vast varieties of fabulous tropical fruits of the region. Every restaurant has it's own special recipe; it's sort of like Grandma's chicken soup, everybody's Grandma makes it a little differently, and everybody thinks their Grandma's is the best.
I couldn't get past the foamy egg white, it just wasn't appealing to me. So early in the trip I discovered the Chilcano, which was more to my liking. I'm a gin & tonic girl, and the Chilcano is a little more similar to that, as they top off the juice with a little ginger ale.
As I've been conversing with Chef Jose by email, he always signs off with
"Cheers! (With Pisco!)"