Four Classic Pisco Cocktails

October 20, 2015

History and recipes for Pisco’s iconic drinks.

Pisco, the South American brandy appearing behind more bars and in untraditional drinks, can be mixed and muddled in countless ways.  But, only four traditional Peruvian pisco cocktails exist: Pisco Punch, Pisco Sour, El Capitán and The Chilcano.

The most fascinating part of pisco’s cocktail history, and the development of those four pillars, is its link to the United States. Pisco’s current surge in popularity is not the first time the spirit has enjoyed a run of stateside success. In fact, the brandy used to be prominent in the U.S. in the mid to late 19th…