ChicanoIf you’ve been in the dark and never had a Pisco Sour before, let us introduce you to the delicious Peruvian brandy that makes cocktails like you wouldn’t believe.

Pisco first started appearing in the early 16th century when Spanish settlers started importing it from their homeland. Made with various types of grapes, pisco is aged for a minimum of three months with no flavor additives. Most famous amongst Pisco cocktails is the Pisco Sour but a lot of people don’t know the other drink possibilities the grape brandy presents. Some delicious options include a Carambita, a Pisco 75 and our personal favorite: The Chilcano.

Make your own tonight:

  • 2.5 oz. Pisco
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 4 oz. ginger ale
  • 2 drops Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Lime

Mix the Pisco and juice of half a lime in a tall glass and add simple syrup. Add ice and top off with ginger ale. Add two drops of bitters, garnish with a lime slice and sip away.

If you’ve never tasted the Peruvian spirit, get yourself a bottle ASAP. And then share your cocktail recipes with us.