Peru’s cocktail culture is deeply steeped in generations of spirit appreciation for this crystal clear, pure grape brandy that is the soul and essence of wine. Peru proudly offers up to the world, not just one cocktail classic but four. Peru’s four pillar cocktails – Chilcano, El Capitán, Pisco Sour and the Pisco Punch – represent a multitude of cocktailing styles and pair perfectly with a meal or serve beautifully as a before and after dinner drink. Peruvian Classics by Caravedo
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Chilcano – This simple cocktail made of just four ingredients (Pisco, fresh lime juice, bitters and ginger ale) goes a long way in its versatility. Chilcano enjoyment is evident in its ubiquity on every menu and also in its flexibility. The signature drink lends itself to a variety of fruit infusions and macerations, so try it with everything from passion fruit, and tamarind to rosemary, ginger, blueberries and more.
El Capitán – this one always struck us as the thinking man’s drink. A stirred cocktail featuring Pisco, vermouth, and bitters it demands attention and slow sipping. A Peruvian cousin of the Manhattan, quality Pisco is at the heart of this drink.
Pisco Sour – Perhaps most well-known around the globe is Peru’s Pisco Sour. A frothy topped cocktail that relies on hardily shaken egg white for its silky smooth texture, the Pisco Sour is a crowd pleaser. No celebration or family gathering is complete without a tray of Pisco Sours, and it lends itself to being whipped up in a blender or shaken up by hand.
Pisco Punch – Of course, any drink that is intended for a large group gathering is going to be both lively and easy to make. That’s the Pisco Punch; letting you quickly assemble the Pisco and pineapple gomme base so that you can get back to what’s essential – entertaining – just as soon as you add some lemon juice. Mix it all together and let it blend while you welcome your guests.