Everyone knows how to make a good Margarita or a Moscow Mule, but how many people do you know who can confidently say that they're Pisco Sour experts... or that they can make a killer Chilcano de Maracuya?
Don't worry, we've got you covered. Show off and impress your friends with some of the following Pisco cocktails!
pISCO sour - Tradicional
3-1-1. That's the ratio you want to keep in mind when making a Pisco Sour. 3 parts pisco, 1 part lemon juice, and 1 part Jarabe de Goma (you can also use simple syrup).
3 oz of Pisco
1 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz of Jarabe de Goma (simple syrup can replace this) or 1.5 teaspoons of sugar
1/4 oz of egg whites
4-5 Ice cubes
Angostura Bitters (a few drops)
*Recipe for one serving of Pisco Sour.
When making it in a cocktail shaker: Start by pouring the pisco, followed by the lemon juice, then the Jarabe de Goma and finally the egg whites.
Add the ice cubes and begin shaking for approximately 10 seconds. Pour the contents of your shaker into a cold glass. Finally add 3 drops of Angostura bitters. Enjoy!
When making it in a blender: Making larger amounts might be easier in a blender -it's simple! Add all the ingredients to your blender except for the Angostura Bitters. Blend for around 15 seconds and you're good to go! Add a few drops, 3-4, of Angostura Bitters to each glass after pouring the Pisco Sour.
This might be the easiest pisco cocktail to make, yet don't be fooled by its simplicity. Chilcanos are a Peruvian staple -get it right and you'll be in for a treat.
4 oz of Ginger Ale
2 oz of pisco
Squeeze of 1/2 a lemon
Pour the pisco over a glass with a few ice cubes. Add the ginger ale and finally top it with the squeeze of lemon.
The thing about Chilcanos is that you can easily turn them into flavorful cocktails by adding fruit juices. For instance, a popular favorite is the Chilcano de Maracuya (Passion fruit). To make on of these, just add 1 oz of fresh passion fruit juice or pulp.
Peruvians love experimenting with new flavors, so get creative and try adding raspberry juice, orange juice, or any other juice that you might be craving.
This is one of our favorites! Making a pisco punch is extremely easy and will result in an absolute crowd pleaser.
1 750ml bottle of Pisco
8 oz of water
9 oz of pineapple juice
6 oz lime juice
9-10 oz of Simple Syrup (depending on sweetness you desire)
Pineapple wedges for garnish
*Recipe for a large punch bowl of Pisco Punch.
Mix all the ingredeints in a punch bowl, except for the pineapple wedges (save for garnish). Leave contents in the fridge to cool. When ready to serve, add pineapple wedges to your glassed as decoration. Cheers!