Peruvian Cocktails

Pisco.

Both Peru and Chile claim the Pisco to be their national liquor, which has sparked an ongoing dispute about its truthful owner. The fact that the two countries once belonged to the same territory adds a layer of confusion to their existing battle. Who is the rightful owner of the much loved Pisco?

I don´t care. I learnt most of the cocktails during my trip through Peru, that´s why for me they are Peruvian cocktails 😉

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Writing down some recipes in Lima, in the front Chilcano de Guinda and in the back Pisco Sour

So here is the classic : Pisco Sour 

  • 2 ounces peruvian Pisco
  • 1 squeezed lime (called green lemons in Peru)
  • 1  egg white
  • 1 12ounces simple sugar syrup
  •  crushed ice
  • 2 -3drops Angostura bitters

—-> SHAKE

You can also make a ginger Pisco Sour by putting ginger in the Pisco for minimum 20 days.

Chilcano de Guinda

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces pisco
  • Crema de Guinda (cherrys)
  • squeeze 1/2 lime
  • 4 ounces ginger ale

—-> STIR

 

And some other (hot)  Cocktails I´ve learnt in Cusco:

Té Piteado

  • Black Tea
  • 1/2 squeezed lime
  • 1/2 squeezed orange
  • Honey
  • Pisco

Inka Té

  • 2 ounces Aguardiente/Cachaca
  • a lot of fresh mint leaves
  • brown sugar
  • anis tea or boiled water with anis
  • slice of lemon as decoration

 

 

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