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When it comes to pisco, there are three main ways that you can drink it: piscola, sour, or solito.

All three of these drinks have their merits, but they also have distinct differences. If you're trying to decide which one is right for you, here's what you need to know.


Everyone in Chile has their own Piscola recipe, because of the wide variety of drinks that you can mix with it, creating a unique and delicious taste to suit each personal taste.


The first thing to know about piscolas is that they're made with grapefruit soda and pisco. They're often served in a highball glass over ice with a slice of lime or lemon. The second thing to know is that piscolas are usually pretty sweet! They're usually served with a mixer like ginger beer or tonic water because they don't have enough flavour on their own to make them taste good without some added sweetness.


Sours are made from pisco mixed with lime juice and sugar syrup (or simple syrup). Pisco Sour served over ice in a rocks glass and garnished with an orange slice. While they can be enjoyed by themselves, sours are best when paired with food—the acidity of the lime juice cuts through fatty foods like steak or pork belly beautifully!


Solito (solitary): Pisco alone served at room temperature or chilled on its own with ice cubes


Solito (“solitary”) is just plain pisco on the rocks. It's popular in Peru because it's easy to make at home!


There is no doubt that pisco is a versatile and delicious drink. So the next time you are in Chile or Peru and someone offers you a piscola, don't be afraid to try it. On the other hand, if you want to sip on your pisco without fizz or bite, then opt for a pisco sour. Or if you are one who enjoys an icy glass of piscola but would like something with a little less sweetness, then by all means order a solito. You will no doubt enjoy it either way.

Whatever your preference, now you have a solid understanding of how to choose the best pisco from Chile. If you ever visit Chile (or if you just want to taste the piscola), feel free to shop from www.vinopasion.cl/. We will be more than happy to deliver you.



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