Celebrating the World Cup with Cachaca ~ cocktail recipes

Bafo de Tigre is available at Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago; Photo provided by Sable Kitchen & Bar.

Bafo de Tigre is available at Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago; Photo provided by Sable Kitchen & Bar.

As World Cup fever heats up, why not treat your friends and fellow fans to some cocktails inspired by cachaca? Cachaca may be the unofficial spirit of Brazil, we love mixing it with tropical fruits and citrus for refreshing drinks during the summertime.

Need some recipes? Here are three easy to mix cocktails created using different types of cachaca.

Bafo de Tigre – Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago

–          2 oz Novo Fogo Cachaca

–          0.75 oz Kalani Coconut Liqueur

–          0.75 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice

–          0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

–          2 dashes Bitter End Curry Bitters

– Shake lightly, strain over crushed ice. Garnish with Team USA flag draped around the glass.

 

Bicycle Kick is available at Red Star Tavern in Portland, Oregon; Photo provided by Red Star Tavern.

Bicycle Kick is available at Red Star Tavern in Portland, Oregon; Photo provided by Red Star Tavern.

Bicycle Kick @ Red Star Tavern in Portland, OR

         2 oz Leblon Cachaca

         ¾ oz lime

         ½ ginger syrup

         ½ orgeat

         Dash orange blossom water

– Shake; Tall Glass; Top w/ ginger ale

Femme Fatales is available at Dirty Habit in San Francisco; Photo provided by Dirty Habit.

Femme Fatales is available at Dirty Habit in San Francisco; Photo provided by Dirty Habit.

Femme Fatale @ Dirty Habit in San Francisco, CA

         1.5 oz Avua Cachaca

         0.5 oz Ancho Reyes

         0.75 oz fresh lime juice

         0.5 oz coconut syrup

– Shake; Strain into a Collins glass

Do you have a favorite cocktail that uses cachaca? We’d love to hear about it!

Megy Karydes is founder of Wandering Tastes, a lifestyle and travel site that is meant to inspire adventure and exploration through traveling and food. She’s also a regular contributor to 10best.com, part of the USA Today Travel family, TravelingMom.com as Foodie TravelingMom and writes for several other print magazines and online media outlets.

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