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Taste Peru’s national drink free in Bucktown

Rio's pisco sour.

Rio’s pisco sour.

Saturday, Feb. 4, is Pisco Sour Day, and from 9:30 to 11 p.m., Rio’s D’Sudamerica in Bucktown will be pouring samples of Peru’s frothy national drink, made from its native grape brandy, along with several piscos from different producers. Along with the traditional pisco sour, Rio’s will offer its new passionfruit pisco sour, mixed with fresh lime juice, sugar, egg white and passionfruit pulp (regularly $8).

A strong, clear or pale yellow brandy, Peruvian pisco is produced in copper pot stills. It can be made from a variety of grapes.

The tasting is free, but reservations are required. Call (312) 671-3466