Long before the Moscow Mule debuted in America, Peruvians were drinking Chilcanos. In the late 1800s, Italian immigrants arrived in Peru, bringing with them traditional cocktails like the Buongiorno, made with grappa, lime juice and ginger beer. Locals decided to add their own flair to the drink, substituting grappa for pisco. They named it Chilcano after a fish head soup that was known for its hangover-curing properties. You’ll find that the cocktail similarly eases the pains that come after a late night out.
- Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a Collins glass and fill with ice.
- Stir until chilled.
- Garnish with a lime twist.
One of the world’s first great tequila cocktails, the El Diablo’s precise origins are vague. What is known is that it first appeared in print in Trader Vic’s 1946 book, Trader Vic’s Bartender's Guide, under the name "Mexican Diablo." A simple highball, the cocktail mixes herbal, peppery tequila with richly fruity crème de cassis...