Pisco Cocktails

The next time you’re in the mood for a bright and zippy drink, try one of these gorgeous Pisco cocktails. They’re incredibly tasty, crispy, and ideal for parties.

Pisco Cocktails

Pisco is a type of brandy from Peru and Chile. Made from fermented grape juice, it’s a little bit like wine, with a strong, musky aroma.

The drink itself, though, is relatively smooth. It tastes lightly earthy with herbal notes, and it can also be pretty sweet.

I think it’s a little like tequila, and it makes some truly scrumptious Pisco cocktails!

St. Pisco Smash

This recipe is enough for two drinks. It’s fruity, fresh, and deliciously bubbly. And thanks to the ginger beer, it’s got a tasty hint of warmth too.

I think blackberries are the best berry for the job because they’re so vibrant and intensely flavorful. But you can use anything, from raspberries to blueberries.


  • 12-15 Blackberries
  • 3 ounces of Pisco
  • 2 1/2 ounces of St. Germain (Elderflower Liqueur)
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 ounce of Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 6 ounces of Ginger Beer
  • Ice


  1. Chill two whiskey glasses.
  2. Put the berries in the cocktail shaker and muddle until broken down.
  3. Add the mint leaves and muddle a few times to release the oils.
  4. Add ice, Pisco, St. Germain, and lemon juice to the shaker.
  5. Seal the top and shake for 20-30 seconds until chilled.
  6. Strain into the glasses, over ice, and top up with ginger beer.
  7. Add a couple of fresh mint leaves for garnish.

Peruvian Pisco Sour Cocktail

This recipe is enough for two cocktails. It’s a little sweet, sort of bitter, and just the right amount of sour. And thanks to the lime juice, it’s almost like a margarita!


  • 4 ounces of Pisco
  • 2 ounces of Simple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces of fresh Key Lime Juice (or regular Lime Juice)
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 4-5 dashes of Bitters
  • Ice


  1. Chill two whiskey glasses.
  2. Add the Pisco, simple syrup, lime juice, and egg whites to a cocktail shaker. 
  3. Shake for 20-30 seconds until blended and foamy.
  4. Add the ice to the shaker and shake for 10-20 seconds until chilled.
  5. Strain into the chilled glasses over ice, and spoon the foam over the top.
  6. Add the bitters to the top and serve.

Pisco Passion Punch

This recipe is enough for two drinks. It’s wonderfully fruity with just a hint of sourness and plenty of citrus for good measure.


  • 3 ounces of Pisco
  • 3 ounces of Passion Fruit Puree or Passoã
  • 4 ounces of fresh Orange Juice
  • 4 ounces of fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 dashes of Bitters
  • 1 ounce of Dark Rum
  • 1 Passion Fruit and Citrus Peel for garnish


  1. Chill two copper mugs. 
  2. Add the Pisco, fruit puree or Passoã, fresh citrus juices, and bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake for 20-30 seconds until chilled.
  4. Strain into the glasses over ice.
  5. Using a spoon, float the dark rum over the top and garnish with passion fruit and citrus peels.

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