The Chilcano cocktail is celebrated each January with a week-long festival known as Chilcano Week. Of course at Caravedo, we like to celebrate this refreshing drink throughout the year because of its simplicity and versatility. The Chilcano was created in the 1880’s by Italians that migrated to Peru. They replaced the Italian grappa they used with Peruvian Pisco in an Italian drink called “Buongiorno.” The “Buongiorno” comprises grappa, fermented ginger, and lime. Peruvian Pisco, which discards the pomace (stems, seeds, pips, and skins) and uses only wine for distillation (unlike grappa) was a local and more refreshing option, too! The Chilcano cocktail was named after the Chilcano soup–a Peruvian delicacy, fish-head soup–that was believed to revive one after a long night of partying and enjoying pisco.
Celebrate Caravedo Chilcano Week with us this year from January 23rd through the 30th and get yourself warmed up for Pisco Sour Day on February 6th.
If you need pisco, click on the buy now link below and make sure you’re stocked up.
2 oz Caravedo Quebranta
½ oz Lime juice
4 oz Ginger ale
2 Dashes of Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients except ginger ale in a tall glass. Add ice and top with ginger ale. Stir gently and garnish with lime wedge