1/29/2013 06:00:00 PM

Pisco Sour Day Brings $5 Cocktails to Cuba Libre and Chifa

Chifa's pork buns go great with pisco
Even though the sadly brief (but very weird) spate of warm weather will be winding down by Friday, you can still get a taste of the tropics. February 1 is Pisco Sour Day, and two Old City spots are offering $5 deals on cocktails made with the potent grape brandy.

Pisco is a staple of Cuban bars, and from 5-7 PM on Friday you can choose from three versions of Cuba Libre’s signature drink at the $5 price point. The classic recipe calls for pisco shaken up with fresh lime juice and egg whites, or you can get fruity with either the Guava Sour (adding fresh guava purée) or a Pisco Punch (pisco, triple sec, pineapple juice and guarapo). Match the drink with a $5 three-spoon ceviche sampler and you won’t even mind that winter is back (215-627-0666).

Pisco is the national drink of Peru, so Jose Garces’ Chifa is celebrating with 10 days of $5 pisco sours called “Diego Vega,” after Zorro’s alter ego (available February 1-10). It also happens to be the restaurant’s fourth anniversary on Monday, February 4, and throughout the week you can chase your pisco sour with a $65 tasting menu. Four courses will include choices like rock octopus with ginger gastrique, paella ceviche, pork buns and even yuzu donuts for dessert. Reservations are recommended (215-925-5555).

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