At the beginning of February the people of Peru celebrate a nationwide festival dedicated to the most popular cocktail in the country. Its main ingredient is grape vodka known as Pisco. Other ingredients include the white of eggs, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon.
The cocktail was invented half a century ago in Peru’s capital Lima, though Chili claims the cocktail to be its invention. At times a dispute springs up between the two countries, because Chili exports the cocktail under its brand.
However, on February 5 on all the streets and squares of all the towns in Peru people have a free run of the drink with music and dancing around. There is also a traditional contest for the best cocktail-maker.