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La Chunga

At the Peruvian-inspired Brooklyn restaurant, Llama Inn, mixologist Lynnette Marrero serves the rum-based La Chunga

Mixologist, Lynnette Marrero has a knack for bright, light cocktails as showcased in her La Chunga — a Peruvian version of the classic Rum Buck, made with dark and white rum, such as Zacapa Rum, traditional chicha morada (a sweet, non-alcoholic Peruvian corn-based beverage), ginger, lime, and saline. 

Coutesy of Lynnette Marrero, Llama Inn.

Calories Per Serving


Chicha morada is a purplish-black beverage made from boiled maíz morado (purple corn) and infused with piña (pineapple rinds), canela (cinnamon), and clavos (cloves) — Llama Inn's chicha morada has apples as well.


  • 3/4 Ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Ounce ginger syrup
  • 3/4 Ounces chicha morada syrup
  • 1 Ounce white rum, such as Plantation 3 Star White Rum
  • 1 Ounce rum, such as Zacapa Rum 23
  • Pinch of salt


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. 

Shake well and strain into a rocks glass over ice. 

Garnish with a lemon wheel.