Tomorrow is National Cachaça Day here in Brazil.
You can read a beautiful text about the date at this link.
Here follows five cocktails from Brazilian bartenders for you to enjoy!
The first is a soon to be São Paulo classic. It’s named after 1928 Mario de Andrade’s modernist novel.
(Arnaldo Hirai – Boca de Ouro bar – São Paulo)
- 1½oz gold Cachaça
- 1oz simple syrup
- ¾oz lime juice
- ¼oz Fernet
Shake and double strain into a coupe or other small glass. No garnish.
Following next a Negroni-esque beach inspired cocktail. The name is a reference to the Sbagliato. Estrago means damage or something that went wrong.
(João Morandi – Recife – Pernod Ricard Mixologist)
- 1oz white cachaça
- 1oz sweet vermouth
- 1oz campari
- 1oz coconut water
Stir and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with both a lemon and an orange twist.
If you can find the jurubeba seeds you might try this cocktail by combining a sweet vermouth with a jurubeba infused cachaça.
(Kennedy Nascimento – Riviera Bar – São Paulo)
- 1½oz gold Cachaça
- 1½oz Jurubeba Leão do Norte
- 2 tsp Cynar
Stir and serve up. Garnish with a lime twist.
Enought with the aromatic numbers.
Following next a traditional spin on the caipirinha.
Caipirinha do Arlindo
- 2½oz Cachaça
- ¾oz simple syrup
- 1 rangpur lime (cutted in wedges)
- 3 mandarin leaves
Add the lime, leaves and syrup to a rocks glass and muddle. Add cubed ice, the cachaça and stir. Just like you would make a caipirinha.
To finish it up a recipe of my own creation. Making tribute to the Colonial Café where countryside people feast early morning around a table full of fruits, cakes, jams and all sorts of delicious brazilian food.
- 1½oz white Cachaça
- 1½oz lime juice
- ¾oz Jabuticaba liqueur
- 1 bsp orange marmalade
- 1½oz club soda
Dissolve the marmalade in the other ingredients. Shake and double strain over a highball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.
You can also find more Cachaça cocktails over the Cachaça tag here at the blog.
Have a happy National Cachaça Day!