Argentina: Fernet with cola
What it is: A minty amaro digestif made from grape distilled spirits and all sorts of spices. Plus cola!
Why it’s great: Though fernet is an Italian digestif, Argentina consumes around 25mill liters of the liquor (sorry, San Francisco). It’s also supposed to be the favorite drink of the best pro golfer with a crazy ponytail, Angel Cabrera.
What it is: Cachaca, lime, and sugar
Why it's great: Citrusy, with enough sweetness to mask the fact that it's very boozy. Invokes the feeling of being on a beach, about to do something honorable/malicious in cars with Vin Diesel.
Peru: Pisco Sour
What it is: Pisco, lime, simple syrup, and egg white
Why it’s great: Because it was allegedly created by an expat American bartender named Victor V. Morris in Lima in the 1920s, though a Peruvian bartender, who worked at the bar, apparently added egg whites and bitters, creating the modern recipe. Chile also claims ownership of the Pisco Sour, and they both pretty loudly argue this point, so don’t bring it up if you’re sitting in between a Peruvian and a Chilean.