The Chilcano: Legacy of italian immigrants

Italian immigrants in Peru all had one thing in common: they enjoyed lively nights out. Back in Italy, they had the habit of drinking grappa mixed with ginger ale and a slice of lemon to revitalize the body the next morning. They called it the buon giorno. In the absence of grappa, pisco emerged as the best substitute. A Peruvian buon giorno was thus born and named chilcano...

Chilcano: the ingredients

75ml of pisco - 150ml of ginger ale - 60ml of San Pellegrino sparkling water - A lemon slice - Ice

Chilcano: the recipe

1) Fill a highball glass with ice

2) Add the pisco, ginger ale and sparkling water

3) Stir and adorn with the lemon slice