Peruvian Wish Cocktail

In this first episode of the Taste Award nominated, Luxardo Liqueurs - More Than Maraschino video series featuring Master Mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, learn about the history of the 6th generation Italian family owned company and surprise your guests with a Peruvian Wish.
Francesco’s wish is that Pisco become one of the best selling spirits in the world. Thus, the Peruvian Wish Cocktail was born. In the style of a Negroni, Francesco builds on the Pisco base with Luxardo Maraschino as well as Luxardo Amaro Abano to create a complex but accessible drink that brings Peru and Italy together.

Watch More Episodes of Luxardo’s More Than Maraschino video series:

Episode 1 - Peruvian Wish Cocktail

Episode 2 - Windtalker Cocktail

Episode 3 - Sorrentino Cocktail

Episode 4 - Morlacco Julep

Episode 5 - Lady Whisper Cocktail

Episode 6 - Last Wish Cocktail

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1 1/2 oz - 45 ml Peruvian Pisco

3/4 - 22.5 ml Luxardo Amaro Abano

3/4 - 22.5 ml Luxardo Maraschino


Stir ingredients with an ice sphere or large ice cubes.

Strain into a a chilled cocktail glass over previously used ice sphere or large ice cubes.

Garnish with grapefruit peel and lemon balm.


Greg Patenaude 19 Sep 2012
11:46 am

Fantastic.  You can never have enough information.  One big problem living in Canada is that we are limitted in our choices of Amaros.  Hopefully as we North Americans get more familliar with these bitters we will see them more readily available.  The more bitters, the better, I say.

keep up the good work.


blair frodelius 19 Sep 2012
12:24 pm


We have the same problem getting a variety of Amaros in Central New York.  Although one of our local stores carries a decent range of Luxardo products, I’ve never seen the Abano.  Is there a decent substitute that might be more readily available?

Also, I love the giant tweezers for garnishing the drink!  Where can I pick up a set of those?


Blair Frodelius

Patrick ODonnell 10 Oct 2012
9:26 am

Blair those are culinary tongs.  I got my at Sur La Table.

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