Not to be confused with chilcano de pescado (a fish soup), a chilcano de pisco is a refreshing cocktail made with pisco, a unique brandy produced in Peru. It's simpler to make than the well-known pisco sour - you just pour the ingredients over ice and they mix themselves.
Chilcanos are surprisingly good, for such a simple drink - the lime, pisco, and ginger ale blend into something new and better. Great on a hot summer evening.
- 4 ounces ginger ale
- 2 ounces pisco
- 1/2 lime (or 1 tablespoon key lime juice)
Fill an 8-ounce tumbler with ice cubes.
Pour the pisco over the ice.
Squeeze the lime juice into the glass.
Fill the glass with the ginger ale.