Chilcano de Anis Pisco Cocktail

Pisco is a spirit made from distilled grape wine. In this pretty cocktail, it’s paired with an anise simple syrup that gives just the right bite without being overpowering.




  1. Make the anise simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a small saucepan on medium heat. When sugar is dissolved, add 10 star anise pods. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, then turn heat off and let steep for at least 1 hour. Let cool. Syrup will be good in the fridge for at least a week.
  2. To assemble the cocktail, fill a cocktail glass with ice. Pour Pisco over ice. Add 1/2 ounce anise simple syrup, lime juice, bitters and stir once. Top with ginger beer and garnish with star anise.

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