Peruvian world court win spawns new Pisco Sour
A pisco sour - a Peruvian traditional cocktail - in Lima, Peru, on February 6, 2010
In a historic ruling last week, the International Court of Justice -- based in The Hague -- handed Lima economic rights over a slice of fisheries-rich Pacific in a 100-year-old dispute with neighboring Chile.
The novel cocktail concoction comes in an intense blue -- thanks to a dash of Curacao -- to "give it the color of the sea," said its creator, bartender Javier Perez.
"It's a drink that pays tribute to The Hague ruling in favor of Peru and that puts an end to border problems with Chile," he said after presenting his creation late Friday on the eve of the South American country's annual Pisco Sour Day.
The classic pisco sour -- made with Pisco brandy, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white -- has evolved in recent years and now comes in a slew of varieties that can include passion fruit, mango or cocoa.
Pisco is a grape brandy that has been produced in southern Peru since the sixteenth century.
However, Peru and Chile -- where a similar liquor by the same name is produced -- have long argued over who can lay claim to it.