How to Make a Machu Picchu Cocktail

Machu Picchu recipe was introduced in one of the disco bars of Curzo, a lovely city located in Peru. Machu Picchu cocktail; the drink is given the interesting name after the lost city of Peru.

The main ingredient used in the drink, pisco brandy is originated from the South American region. This liquor is made from the distilled grapes that are produced in the Viceroyalty of Peru. Grenadine syrup has played an eminent role in enhancing the taste of several cocktail recipes and Machu Picchu is one of them. This red syrup not only gives out flavor to the beverage but color as well. Mint liqueur has a green color and a refreshing mint flavor; its presence in a drink grants freshness and icy sensational taste. The last ingredient is an orange juice which provides a fantastic effect to Machu Picchu cocktail.

Though its origination is form the South American country but this recipe has been transferred and admired in several other regions of the world. Usually in corporate gatherings and formal evening parties this drink is often made part of the beverage’s menu.

Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Serving Size: 1 Serving
Utensils: 1 high ball glass, 1 straw, stirring spoon


– 2 oz pisco brandy
– ½ oz mint liqueur
– 6 oz orange juice
– 1 tsp grenadine syrup
– Crushed Ice (according to yourrequiremnt)


  • 1

    Take a highball glass and add orange juice in it.

  • 2

    Very carefully pour the grenadine syrup, and make sure it sets  in the bottom instead of getting dissolved with the juice.

  • 3

    Add crushed ice into the orange juice glass.

  • 4

    Take another glass and pour mint liqueur with pisco brandy. Stir them in order to combine the flavors of both ingredients.

  • 5

    Pour the mixture of mint liqueur with pisco brandy on the top of the ice cubes so that it does not gets mixed with the orange juice.

  • 6

    Before serving the cocktail put a straw in it and instruct your guests to drink Machu Picchu cocktail with a straw.

  • 7

    Garnish the Drink with a cherry or an orange wedge.

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