Welcome back to another installment of boozings, where we try all of Philly’s Top 15 Drinks! Next up we go to Chifa, for the Chicha Morada. It is a Peruvian drink (Chifa is Peruvian/Chinese), but it’s Chifa’s own modern interpretation of it. Instead of the traditional chicha morada which is made by a human chewing on purple maize, this much friendlier version is made with spiced rum, purple corn, and pineapple, and served in a wine glass over ice and garnished with lime.
Wow, this is a good drink. And can I also say wow, this is a beautiful restaurant? Because of the spiced rum, it definitely has that spicy and warm fall/winter taste to it, but sweeter. It’s kind of like sangria but not, because it’s definitely not made with wine. But it is reminiscent because of the hunks of fruit. It was just plain delicious, warm and sweet and slightly spiced. I drank it down way too fast. And it’s not super strong. It is strong, but not overly so. It goes down super easy.
We also tried the mula cuzco, which is vodka, ginger liqueur, Cusqueña Lager, and lime, served in one of these long skinny glasses. We got this because the bartender said it was incredibly refreshing. And on this sunday after a few feet of snow, we wanted some refreshment. This was also quite amazing. It’s very light and refreshing, indeed, and the hint of beer is quite nice.