Yikes, I think I blinked and then May arrived. Will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this weekend? I will be hosting an intimate cocktail and dessert evening. Nothing fancy, but of course it will include yummy drinks and sweets.
I know that margaritas, cerveza, and tequila are usually the drinks of choice to celebrate the holiday, but this year I’m changing it up and making this punch with a Chilean twist. Instead of making traditional Spanish sangria or Mexican fruit sangria, this weekend I’m making this red wine punch with pisco and strawberries. Pisco is a potent (but smooth) South American grape brandy produced in winemaking regions of Peru and Chile and pairs really well with wine.
Before I bring out white wine cocktail recipes this summer I figured let’s celebrate May: National Strawberry Month and enjoy a bottle of red wine and make this Chilean strawberry pisco punch. It’s quick, easy, versatile, and packed with delicious sweet strawberries. Make a double or triple batch – it goes quick!
Watch this video to see how simple this Chilean Strawberry Pisco Punch can be made.
Written by Yvette / Photo by Jeanine / Video by Pure Cinematography
Chilean Strawberry Pisco Punch
- 2 cups strawberries, stemmed and sliced
- 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 cup pisco
- 1 bottle red wine
- Rinse, hull, and slice strawberries and pat them dry. Place them in a mason jar with lid. Sprinkle the strawberries with sugar, cover and lightly shake. Let the strawberries macerate with the sugar for 20 minutes.
- Pour the strawberries, Pisco, and wine into a pitcher, stir, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.