Getting Drunk in Peru: Great Must-Try Beverages

By BobbyRica | March 22, 2012


Are you travelling to Peru? Here’s a great thing about this country, if you love to drink and have a good time: you have many selection of beverages to satiate your thirst. Peru offers a wide array of beer, cocktails, and wines that many travellers surely enjoy.

Local alcoholic favorites in Peru, such as Chicha de jora, an inexpensive, traditional drink made from alcohol and fermented corn. You cannot find it at formal dining establishments, though. If you want to try Chicha de jora, look for restos and bars that embellishes their door with a long stick with a colored plastic bag – this is how you can identify that a bar offers Chicha de jora. Pisco sour, however, is the main alcoholic specialty in Peru. This unique alcoholic concoction contains egg whites and other ingredients mixed with a type of brandy called pisco. You will like its sweet taste, but be warned – it is very high in alcohol!


Beer and wine are also good alcoholic beverages in Peru.You can easily buy beer in Peru. The local brand to ask for is called Cusquena. As for the wine, you won’t find their costs hard on your wallet – they are fairly cheap. Choose wines from the Pisco-Nasca area, which is well-known for wine cultivation.

Most tourists enjoy happy hour, but you should remember that Peruvian held happy hours a bit differently from other countries. There IS a set time of day when the prices of the beverages are a bit cheaper than the usual. However, this is NOT the main “prize” you will get.This is because during happy hours, you are given TWO drinks for the happy hour price. If you are traveling with a group, this is very good because you will save money. Be careful that you do not drink excessively, though!The thing to remember is that during your Peruvian trip, feel free to experiment. Make sure you enjoy drinks that locals enjoy!

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