9 South American Cocktails to Try

South American cocktails offer a refreshing take on classic mixed drinks. The countries of South America have their own unique cocktail traditions worth exploring. Drawing from local fruits, herbs and spirits, the recipes originate from the diverse cultures and climates throughout the region.

If you enjoy experimenting in the kitchen or finding new favorites from around the world, you’ll love getting to know these lesser known cocktails. The fresh ingredients and lively flavors transport you to the landscapes and flavors of places like Brazil, Argentina, Peru and more. Whether sipping solo or socializing with friends, unwinding after work or kicking off a night out, South American cocktails provide a low-key way to taste the flavors of faraway places right at home.

A Chilcano Cocktail, served in a highball glass. The cocktail is a beautiful blend of golden tones from the pisco, with a slight fizz from the ginger ale on top, creating a refreshing appearance. There's a slice of lime on the rim of the glass and a few ice cubes visible within the drink. The background features a relaxed outdoor setting, perhaps a patio or a garden, with natural light enhancing the warm colors of the cocktail. The drink is placed on a rustic wooden table, surrounded by a few green plants, adding a touch of nature to the scene.

9 South American Cocktail Recipes

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9 South American Cocktails to Try
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

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A Sriracha Mezcal Cocktail is served in a stylish glass, with the reddish hue of Sriracha sauce giving it a unique color. The drink is garnished with a lime wedge and a small chili pepper on the rim of the glass, adding a hint of green and red to the composition. The background features a bar setting with dim lighting, emphasizing the glass and the vibrant colors of the cocktail. The drink is on a wooden bar counter, with subtle reflections of the glass on the surface, adding depth and elegance to the scene.

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A vibrant Brazilian cocktail, traditionally served in a festive glass on a colorful bar counter. The cocktail is a lively green hue, reminiscent of the fresh Brazilian ingredients used, such as lime and sugarcane liquor. It's garnished with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint, adding to its tropical appeal. The background features a lively Brazilian bar scene, with blurred festive decorations and a variety of colorful bottles and glasses, conveying a joyful and energetic atmosphere typical of Brazilian culture. The focus is on the cocktail, showcasing its bright color and the enticing appearance of the ice cubes and fresh garnishes.

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