The Caipirinha (and its endless variety of riffs) and the Batida paved a path for cachaça to take root in American bars, but increasingly, bartenders are tapping into the spirit’s versatility to elevate cachaça cocktails even more. Here are a few that have recently caught our attention.
Beg Your Pardon Swizzle
This summery swizzle gets a peppery perk thanks to a splash of jalapeño-infused green Chartreuse.
The Vesper takes a trip to South America.
Caldo De Caña From Blacktail
A super-refreshing summer sipper.
A tangy watermelon shrub helps to brighten up this cachaça-fueled cooler.
Fog Over Rio
Lemons and tea syrup give the Brazilian classic a new twist.
Por do Sol Cachaça Negroni
This Negroni-inspired recipe’s name means “sunset” in Portuguese.
Sylvain’s Rat Race
Rosemary syrup anchors this easy-to-make highball.
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