It’s a point of contention whether pisco’s origins are Chilean or Peruvian, but there’s no doubt that this cocktail can be enjoyed by those on both sides of the argument.

What to buy: Pisco is a brandy distilled from South American white Muscat grapes.

Boston shaker will help to evenly blend this muddled drink.

Game plan: If you don’t have a Boston shaker, you can use a two tall sturdy glasses, such as pint glasses, to mix the drink.

This recipe was featured as part of our Drinks Around the World for New Year’s Eve.

  • Yields: 1 drink
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: Under 5 mins
  • Active: Under 5 mins

Ingredients (6)

  • 2 orange slices, 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 lime slice, 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 ounces pisco, such as Bauzá
  • 1 ounce orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 2 to 3 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice


  1. Place the orange and lime slices in a Boston shaker and muddle until the pulp is broken up. Add the pisco, orange-flavored liqueur, and bitters and fill the shaker with ice. Pour between the shaker and a glass 2 to 3 times to incorporate all of the ingredients.
  2. Pour everything into a large (8-ounce) rocks glass and serve.