Guillermo Toro-Lira, author of the book Wings of Cherubs that searches for the origins and true recipe of the Pisco Punch, has turned his attention to the Pisco Sour. In this new post on his website he traces the family of Victor V. Morris, the drink's inventor. While it doesn't go too deep into the drink or the bar where it was made in Peru, there are some great anecdotes about mining, railroads, the Salt Lake-Peru connection, and how Victor's brother was killed over a girl and improperly-made mint juleps.
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