Chilcano | Keep It Simple Syrup



April 15, 2018

Enjoy the taste of summer in Peru by preparing this simple cocktail made with Pisco (grape brandy).


2 oz pisco

½ oz fresh lime juice

½ - 1 oz Ginger Keep It Simple Syrup (use to taste)

Club soda

2 dashes bitters


1Add the pisco, lime juice, and Ginger KISS to a highball glass filled with ice.

2Top with club soda and add the bitters.

3Garnish with lime zest, wedge of lime, or sprig of mint

Before the Moscow Mule exploded in popularity, Peruvians were mixing pisco and ginger ale as early as the 1800s. At that time, Italian immigrants introduced the Buongiorno made with grappa, lime juice, and ginger beer to locals. Eventually, local pisco replaced the grappa and they started calling the drink ‘chilcano’, which was the name of a popular fish head soup. The story goes that both the soup and the drink were a hangover cure.


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