As Peru is a country of appetizing and flavorful cuisines, Peruvian cocktails are also worth a try.
Peru is well known for its mouth-watering and delicious yet very traditional food.
If you are planning to try Peruvian cuisine I would suggest you try Peruvian cocktails as well.
We all know peruvian cuisines are worldwide famous but the refreshing cocktails besides food has its own worth.
You can find a wide variety of cocktails which includes ancient beverages dating back to incan empire, and the cocktails that evolved with time and the modern cocktails.
You’ll find sweet to bitter to sour and everywhere in between.
Every drink carries its unique flavor and is loved by the consumers.
These cocktails are not only the chilled ones that are a source of refreshment but the warm ones are also available to soothe the nerves down.
These refreshing drinks will not only keep you hydrated but will also tickle your taste buds with its unique flavors.
Planning for a refreshing cocktail break?
Try Pisco Sour or Maracuya Sour.
Want something Peruvian but cozy?
Check out Caspiroleta, Canelazo, and Algarrobina.
These chilled Peruvian cocktails will be a nice change of pace.
1. Pisco Sour
Pisco Sour is a traditional drink of Peru.
This local cocktail is easily available in restaurants and on the bar menus.
It is an alcoholic drink with a tantalizing sweet and sour flavor.
This classic cocktail is made with pisco brandy which is locally made and consumed in Peru.
Pisco can be mixed with a wide variety of things to make many unique cocktails.
Pisco Sour is a clear, bright drink with a foamy white texture on top.
It has a citrusy taste that mimics the taste of margarita.
Its taste jumps from sweet to herbal to bitter.
It is made with simple ingredients.
To make Pisco Sour, all you need is Pisco brandy, lime juice, simple syrup and egg white and a few drops of bitter.
Add all the ingredients in a shaker and shake well.
Pour it out into a glass and add a few bitter drops on top.
Enjoy this refreshing cocktail and gulp it down.
Maracuya or passion fruit is added with pisco making it more fruity and tropical in taste.
The ingredients you’ll be needing to make this delicious drink are pisco, lime juice,simple syrup, passion fruit pulp and egg white.
Put all the ingredients in the blender.
Blend and pour it out, add lots of ice and your heavenly refreshing drink is ready.
Chilcano is the refreshing Peruvian Cocktail.
This simple yet easy to make cocktail needs only three basic ingredients: ginger ale, pisco and lime juice.
Fill a glass with ice and add pisco and lime juice and now add ginger ale.
Garnish the drink with a lime wheel on the glass rim to make it look heavenly.
Enjoy the drink and feel refreshed with every sip.
Chicha Morada is a mostly consumed cocktail by the people of Peru.
It is made from purple corn(grown in Andes Mountain).
It is a non-alcoholic drink.
To make chicha morada you’ll need purple corn, pineapple, lime juice, cinnamon, whole cloves, sugar and diced apple.
Take a large pot and fill it with water, now add dried purple corn, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks and peels of pineapple and apple.
Remember to add the wastes of the fruits too, as they are the taste enhancers and bring it to boil and simmer until all flavors are mixed together.
It will probably take 45 mins.
Add lime juice and sugar, then strain the water and chill it.
Now it’s ready to be served.
Chicha De Jora is an alcoholic drink that is widely used in various cities of Peru.
The exciting thing is that you can make this beer at home.
The process starts by boiling the soaked yellow maize called jora.
Then strain the jora corn and cook it on low flame for eight hours, then add chancaca and sugar, and stir until it dissolves.
Then fill up a large vessel with the prepared chicha and allow it to ferment for several days.
Enjoy the original Peruvian beer after sweetening it to taste.
Chicha De Frutilla is just like Chicha De Jora with a little addition of strawberries and sugar making it more sweeter in taste.
If you want to get cozy then Caspiroleta is the best option to have.
You will definitely catch a buzz with this amazing drink.
The ingredients you need to make this smooth drink are sugar, cinnamon stick, milk, eggs(whites and yolks separated), pisco and vanilla essence.
All you have to do is boil milk with cinnamon on medium flame.
Beat the eggs white by gradually adding the yolks then add the boiled milk over it.
Finish it with adding vanilla essence and pisco.
Garnish it with ground cinnamon and your warm drink is ready to be sipped down.
It is a strong alcoholic drink consumed by people of Peru.
It is a hot drink with spices that can be taken after a meal for a pleasant ending to lunch or dinners.
It has a subtle amber color and can be taken in winter nights to get cozy.
You need basic kitchen ingredients like lime juice, salt, sugar, cinnamon sticks and orange juice to make Canelazo.
In addition aguardiente or rum will make it an alcoholic beverage.
Chicha De Jora (corn beer) can also be added.
Boil water with lime juice, sugar, salt and cinnamon sticks.
Remove from flame and add orange juice and aguardiente, then warm it again.
Remember, not to reboil otherwise the alcohol will also boil away.
It looks best in a sugar rimmed glass.
Algarrobina is a simple and delicious drink.
Most people of Peru consider it a girly drink due to its sweet taste.
It is prepared by using Algarrobina syrup which is extracted from the algarrobo tree.
This cozy drink is prepared with pisco, Algarrobina syrup, condensed milk,egg white and ground cinnamon.
Put all the ingredients in a blend and mix well, pour it out into a glass and garnish it with ground cinnamon.
The egg white contributes to the thick creamy and fluffy texture.
The classic Algarrobina is ready to be served.
Leche De Monja is a frothy cocktail.
It is super simple and easy to make.
You just need eggs, sugar, lime juice and pisco to make this delicious and creamy drink.
Marinate the eggs and cover them with lime juice in a sealed jar and refrigerate it for 2 to 3 weeks.
When you are ready to make this cocktail pour everything from the jar into a blender and blend!
Add pisco and sugar.
Your Leche De Monja (known as nun’s milk) is ready to be served.
This delicious drink was made for the bishops by the nuns, hence the name.
10. Don Alfredo
It is a modern peruvian cocktail.
It is a very refreshing drink that is not only famous in Peru but in many other countries which have pisco availability.
It is prepared by mixing elderflower liqueur, pisco and lime juice.
Add ice for a chilly feeling and add soda water to make it more refreshing.
You can garnish mint or lemon on top to make it even more mouth-watering
Paloma is an alcoholic cocktail.
It is equally refreshing as margaritas.
The traditional paloma had tequila and Squirt shots but the modern paloma has tequila and grapefruit juice.
It is a perfect summer drink.
The taste is neither strong nor weak.
This super refreshing drink will give you a fresh burst at once with its chilled lime and pink grapefruit juice.
It is very simple to make with simple ingredients: lime juice, pink grapefruit juice, salt and tequila.
Combine all the ingredients and mix well, then pour it in a glass and add lots of crushed ice.
Garnish a grapefruit wedge on the glass rim or serve it in a salt rimmed glass.
A refreshing burst of paloma cocktail awaits.
Peru has a wide variety of fresh fruits so apart from cocktails fresh juices like banana juice, grapefruit juice and many other tropical fruit juices are abundantly available.
In addition, Inca kola is the national soft drink of Peru which tastes like bubblegum.
The bottom line
There can be many great options of cocktails if you are planning a get together or simply you are bored on a hot summer weekend.
Try out these easy recipes and make your mood refreshing.
You can also try the cozy drinks in the silent winter nights and sip it down by the fire with your favorite book or you can enjoy it with your family and friends on the eves of the festive season.
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- Pisco Sour
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- Chicha Morada
- Chicha De Jora
- Leche De Monja
- Don Alfredo
- Find your favorite recipe from our Peruvian Cocktails list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start mixing and make us proud!