At Limo Cocina Peruana & Pisco Bar in Cusco, Peru I sampled this fruity cocktail that has quite a powerful kick thanks to the Aji Limo, a flavorful Peruvian chile pepper.
-Aji Limo macerated in 2 oz of quebranta pisco
-1 oz fresh Passionfruit juice
-1 oz fresh Mandarin juice
-1 oz simple syrup/jarabe de goma
-one half of a lime
To make: Mix all ingredients, including a squeeze of the lime, with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass. Serve.
Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.