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The Chilcano is a Peruvian cocktail made with pisco, lime juice, ginger ale, and bitters. This refreshing drink is a simpler alternative to the Pisco Sour, offering a spicy kick that’s perfect for any occasion.

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Glass of traditional Peruvian liquor "Chilcano" on the table of an illuminated restaurant


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Tequila
Cuisine: Peruvian
Keyword: chilcano, pisco
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Pisco, lime juice, ginger ale, and bitters in a fizz.


  • 2 oz pisco
  • 1/2 oz lime juice fresh
  • 4-6 oz ginger ale
  • A dash of bitters
  • Lime wheel for garnish


  • Fill your highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour the pisco and lime juice over the ice.
  • Top it off with ginger ale, all the way to the brim.
  • Add a dash of bitters for an extra layer of taste.
  • Gently stir to mix the flavors.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel on the rim.
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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.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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