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 @ Red Star Tavern in Portland, OR
2 oz Leblon Cachaca
¾ oz lime
½ ginger syrup
Dash orange blossom water
– Shake; Tall Glass; Top w/ ginger ale
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.