Chilcano Cocktail – Classic Peruvian Pisco Cocktail

Think of this as a Peruvian Moscow Mule but the bitters add a really nice spice to it. Invented somewhere in the early 1900s in Peru it can be prepare with simple syrup and bitters or without. While the bitters do add a nice spice to the drink, if you choose to prepare it without syrup and bitters, I would add an additional oz (30mls) of ginger beer. The chilcano does predate the Moscow Mule but it is unknown if the chilcano had any influence on the creation of the moscow mule in Los Angeles.

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Chilcano Cocktail – Classic Peruvian Pisco Cocktail

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Course: DrinksCuisine: Peruvian
Servings

1

servings
Calories

221

kcal
ABV

10%

Total time

3

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1 tsp Simple Syrup

  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

  • 2 oz Pisco

  • 4 oz Ginger Beer

Directions

  • Add ice to the serving glass. Combine all the ingredients in the serving glass.
  • Give the drink a couple turns to chill and mix.

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